Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day - 22 April

Earth Day Unofficial Earth Day flag,
by John McConnell
featuring the Blue Marble on a blue field

Happy Earth Day!! I am dedicating today's posting for Earth Day activities and continue with the posting on Adenium tomorrow.

Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 in San Francisco and is celebrated in many countries every year. This date is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. [Source: Wikipedia]

Today's The Star paper featured green initiatives by our local communities.

In Malaysia, local communities and NGOs will organize all sorts of green activities to commemorate the Earth Day celebration as part of their commitment to promote the preservation and maintenance of Mother Earth. Read more about it at today's The Star paper's 'In Celebration of the Good Earth'.

My friends and I have signed up for a Green Thumb Workshop that will take place this weekend at Alokarama, Tangkak. According to the organizer, Aloka Foundation:
'Green Thumb aims to aims to provide a platform for individuals to come together to learn, practise and share and get up close and personal with nature of the mind, body and environment.

It also aims to disseminate green thumb knowledge and skills, especially the usage of medicinal plants and herbs; to maintain the Herb Garden; and replant and harvest the herbs.
The workshop will be led by Rafael Legaria, an expert in soil improvement, soil bio-dynamics and nutritionist will share with us his vast knowledge in this coming workshop. Some of the topics that will be addressed during this hands-on workshop would be:

  • SOIL: the medium for planting food. But, how do we improve the soil fertility, organically?

  • Want to find out this and more like the nutritional difference between commercially planted and organic fruit?

  • I am excited about this weekend's workshop. Hope to share the knowledge that I gained at this weekend's workshop with all of you when I return. Will continue the post on Adenium tomorrow.

    Happy Earth Day everyone! Think again.....what have you done for the good of our Mother Earth?


    Economista said...

    I love your garden!The N1 flower that you do not know the name seems to be a Floripondio.
    Look images of it at the web to be sure.

    Stephanie said...

    Hi JC, wow... you will be attending the workshop? Hope that you will be able to gain greater insight on how we can better support sustainability. I am afraid that I have not done much other than planting greens :-) Happy Earth day!


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