Monday, June 23

Green Living

Earth Day in April was a turning point in the Heimer Home. My 6 year old learned all about energy conservation, consumption, and protecting the earth's resources at school and we decided to foster his love for the planet, and try to live a little greener. Of course we always take our green biodegradable bags to Publix (and if mommy forgets Jackson insists we go back and get them!). We also adopted a motto that has become favorite of my male dominated home. "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down". Giggle worthy for sure and saves hundreds of thousands of gallons of water per year! Along with buying organic, and recycled paper goods (I miss my Charmin with aloe!) We have also started a (very small) organic garden. We planted tomatoes a little over 6 weeks ago, and still haven't seen the first sprout which is not fun for a 6 year old used to immediate gratification. Pictured here is our tomatoes (at least we think they are under there!) However, our sunflowers were almost instantaneous, which would be my suggestion for any mom "cultivating" a young gardener. Just pop some sunflower seeds in the soil and wow- do they grow. The sunflowers sprouting (above) are only after 2 weeks!

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