Plant Something as a Family

April 22, 2020

Today’s Tip: Plant something as a family! “He that plants trees loves others besides himself.” ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs, Wise Sentences and Witty Sayings(1732)

Today is Earth Day! US Senator Gaylord Nelson, from Wisconsin started Earth Day in 1969.  Earth Day began as a “national teach-in on the environment”. This year we celebrate 50 years and through the years Earth Day has become a worldwide event with literally billions of people participating and observing the day.

During this time of COVID-19 with the extended time we are spending at home with our families, now is the perfect time to plant a tree, shrub, bulb or even a garden with the kids. Marking this time together by planting something that comes back or grows taller each year can serve as a reminder of the fortitude and growth families are experiencing despite the pandemic of 2020.

For an addition reading for the family see:

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/earth-day

All the Best,
Patricia Carroll | UW-Madison, Division of Extension
Associate Professor, Dept of Family Development
Human Development & Relationships Educator, Dodge County
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