Earth Day 2017

Happy Earth Day! With all the changes we have been making this year, this Earth Day was one I was very excited about. I was excited to be together as a family and take the day as an extra opportunity to continue to teach Gavin the importance of being an earth friendly consumer. We started the morning at the Alpharetta Farmer’s Market. We went armed with our reusable bags, a few glass jars, and our reusable produce bags. We spent a lot of time chatting with a few of the vendors learning about their products. Our newest take away was bee pollen from David’s Garden. Bee pollen has many health benefits including increased energy, better sleep, decreasing allergies, and boosting the immune system.  It also contains protein, free amino acids, and vitamins such as B-complex and folic acid. Jordan and I will be adding a teaspoon of it to our regimen in the morning- we’ll keep you posted on how we feel. bee pollen

Our next stop was an unexpected one. While on our way to the City of Milton’s Earth Day celebration, we stumbled upon a garage sale. Jordan had gotten it in his head that we needed individual pots to add to our garden and we scored four large terracotta pots for $20. The real find was that the woman having the garage sale raises chickens and goats. So instead of a quick stop, we ended up staying for almost an hour learning about raising chickens and playing with the 5 week old goats named Flip flop and Pebbles. One of the chickens even laid an egg while we there. Jordan and I are now dreaming of raising chickens and fresh eggs.

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After letting Gavin enjoy time with the goats, we made our way to the Earth Day Celebration. Gavin got to build his very own bird feeder (and everyone made it out with all their fingers.)  As for Jordan and I, we got to speak with reps from the National Wildlife Federation about how to attract more pollinators to our garden and how to certify our garden as a sustainable habitat. More on that to come!

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I hope you all are having a wonderful Earth Day!

im with her

 

 

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