Celebrate the Beginning of Earth Month - Start a Climate Victory Garden
Live celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic, but the festivities are going to take place digitally to mark this milestone event. Through the month of April the Environmental Forum will post activities you can do as we’re staying at home and practicing social distancing.
Be a part of the climate solution, join the Green America Climate Victory Garden movement and start a Climate Victory Garden. Plants help sequester carbon in the soil. The Climate Victory Garden uses gardening methods that minimize soil disturbance and improves the ability of the soil to hold carbon. If you already have a garden, you can transform it into a Victory Garden by doing the following:
- Know your garden, - test the soil to determine nutrient content and plant accordingly.
- Grow edible plants and increase your vegetable consumption.
- Cover the soil with mulch, leaves or cover plants. Mulching reduces water needs, soil erosion, protects soil microbes, and maintains topsoil.
- Maintain a chemical-free garden by composting your food waste and using it as fertilizer.
- Plant pollinator habitats to encourage biodiversity.
- Plant perennials - they reduce soil disturbance.
Click on this link to get started on your Climate Victory Garden.
For additional information on Climate Victory Garden, visit the Green America Climate Victory Garden 101 website.