Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Kicking Off

Spring may have sprung a couple of weeks ago, but April 1st marks the beginning of this year's Earth Day activities. With so many workshops and events, Dallas-Ft. Worth-Denton is the place to be this April. No fooling.

Despite near-record rainfall last spring and summer, Texas' water resources are insufficient to meet our growing population, especially at our current rate of consumption. Not only are we wasteful, many of our habits are contaminating our already scarce water supply. We manipulate Nature, thereby driving away beneficial insects, birds, butterflies and other wildlife. We humans have become so detached from Nature we have forgotten our role within the ecological process.

Today is the day we get reacquainted.

Learn about revamping your landscape with sustainable practices by attending our workshop this Saturday (4/5), 9-11am, at the Dallas Arboretum. Register at www.dallasarboretum.org. Next Saturday (4/12) from 9am to 5pm we will be at the Live Green in Plano Expo. Our presentation -- "treatments" for your landscape emergencies -- will be at 11am inside the Plano Centre. The following Saturday (4/19) check us out at North Haven Gardens for another educational program.

Overwhelmed? Don't be. You can't change everything in one day. Start small, making changes at home first. Then move on to making changes in your neighborhood, at work and in your places of worship. Conserve, preserve, restore and celebrate Texas...y'all.

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