“The skin of the earth is the most important of the minerals.” ~ Wangari Maathai
My Pick: Dirty, dirty, dirty.
I think a lot about making my own video on how to build compost and garden beds (using the compost/lasagna method), but who has the time? Your little piece of earth (the area of soil closest to you) can provide so much for you if you just take a little care to urge it along. Layering organic waste — waste comes in many styles, shapes and sizes — to build beds up, right where you want them to be. There is absolutely no need for you to break your back, empty your wallet at the local garden store, or be an expert of any kind. Plants just know what to do once they find a home in which to thrive.
Brown + Green + Air + Water + Microbes = Healthy Earth
Kid Pick: Fun With A Purpose.
Alex Chacón in Central America takes selfies to a whole ‘nuther level: Selfie + Drone = Dronie. Go on a virtual tour of Veracruz via a man and his drone, for just three minutes of your time. Turn on your sound, and get ready to fly!
Sure Beats ‘American’ or ‘Caucasian’ or ‘White Chick.’
Photo courtesy of Vegans With Voices
Giveaway! For My Most Faithful Followers.
If you are reading this message ‘deep’ into one my my non-garden, non-vegan, non-birding posts, I consider you a most faithful follower. I’d like to reward you with my first ever giveaway — a free copy of Dirt! The Movie DVD. This award-winning documentary will open your eyes to our relationship with soil. Learn how it is you can be a better steward to the earth, and find out what makes me tick (‘Dirt’ comes before ‘Kids’ in my book).
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- ‘Like’ this post
- Also ‘Comment’ saying that you’d like to be considered, and anything else that’s on your mind!
- Be a US Postal service customer (a/k/a/ have a stateside address)
- Be okay if there are more than just you for me to consider; my kids will draw the winner
- Allow me to email you directly (via the Comment email) to firm up delivery details
- Tune in next Mish Mash Monday to see if you won!
- Don’t wait! Commenting will be closed next Sunday at noon when the contest ends.
Good luck! And thank you for your contributions to DirtNKids.
What I Hope To Look Like In A Few Years, A Haiku.
white hair in the breeze
my twigs as wings gaining lift
flying as the clouds
Photo courtesy of Portraits of Wildflowers
Oh my gawsh! Is it really March already?