Kerry A. Thompson
Tom rolled out the welcome wagons for our new seedlings yesterday. He built two of these UGarden elevated carts from Gardener's Supply so we can roll them around to catch the sun around our front yard and driveway if we need to. Filled with compost and loam now, they're a bit heavy, but it is possible for either of us to move them if needed. So the vegetables we grow in these carts may get some open-air rides this summer, but they probably won't be going far from home.
We're heading to Washington, DC on April 29, 2017 to join the People's Climate March. The plan is to surround the White House, and make it known loud and clear that future generations are depending on us to demand action to bring renewable energy and climate justice to America and to the world. Join us in Washington, DC or find one of the hundreds of sister marches around the country here: peoplesclimate.org/sister-marches. "To change everything, we need everyone."
A month ago, we planted two trays of seeds in our first attempt at starting vegetables and flowers from seeds. We had about half of the seeds germinate and flourish, so it was time to move them to bigger pots.
We've been happy with all the supplies we've bought from Gardener's Supply in Vermont, the kind of people- and environment-focused regional business we like to support. When we saw the CowPots, invented by Connecticut dairy farmers who were looking for something to do with all that...waste, we had to try them out.
The seedlings are now adjusting to their oh-so-divine bovine digs. The pots will maintain their shape for weeks in our growing closet and when planted in our gardens will biodegrade quickly, donating lots of healthy nutrients to the soil.
So we're happy to recommend and support CowPots, another local business that is a model of creativity and sustainability. They even use methane and solar energy to power their farm. And in case you're wondering, CowPots don't smell like what they're made of, really!
Tom and Kerry
We're two people trying to do our best to bring about the change we want to see in the world.