Earth Day has been celebrated each April 22nd since 1970. It is a day focused on support for environmental protection. Environmental conservation and land stewardship are so integral to many things Renewing the Countryside as a whole is focused on, and farm to early care is no exception. Farm to early care can be part of growing the next generation of dedicated environmental stewards. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by getting your hands in the soil, reading a great book about conservation, or supporting a local farmer who cares for the land?
Some places to find great Earth Day activities for kids:
- This amazing roundup of Earth Day books
- Or a read aloud of Compost Stew
- This board from Wisconsin Women in Conservation with Kids Activities on Conservation
- Kids Gardening's Garden Activities for Earth Day
- Find out more about who is growing near you. So many farmers are instituting practices that care for the soil, the environment, and our earth. Buy a CSA from a local farmer if you can, some local blooms or beef.
- Meet some local land stewards through our Farmer Features:
Lakisha and Live Organically:
Kirsten and Brattset Family Farm:
Rachel and Pluck Flower Farm:
Plant a seed and watch it grow. Or just go outside, and appreciate this wild and wonderful earth.
How are you celebrating Earth Day?