I did it! You can, too.
Clearly, I'm not so much a leader as I am a follower. Because I am the 109 thousandth, 599th gardener to do this. Though, I was still rather proud to receive my certificate in the mail today!
I suppose we all have those days... when it feels as if we can make no positive impact on this world. At times like that it's nice to take a stroll through the garden and watch the bustle of activity. Because everything we do matters ~ even if it's on a small scale.
Birds singing, bees buzzing, hungry critters waiting patiently for me to plant a few more tulip bulbs. (Sorry, guys, I've learned my lesson.) From big to small, they come to call. Moose wreaking havoc near dawn. Every once in awhile a surprise coyote scares the pants off Bad Dog in the dark of the night...
* You don't have to live in the middle of nowhere to garden for wildlife. Look around you. Wildlife is everywhere. Simply offer a water source, plants, berries, places to nest and raise babies.
** And, absolutely no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. But, you would never dream of doing that, now would you?