President's Message

“One Green World” is the theme for the Pacific Region Director.

After attending the Pacific Region Convention, I did a little research on “One Green World” and eventually this phrase showed up, “Every Day Should be Earth Day.” What a great phrase! I believe as garden club members we have a responsibility to make every day Earth Day. And that phrase will be the theme for the next two years.

If you read the mission statements of our club, state, region and national they all have one subject in common – environmental responsibility.

At the club level this year we will be presenting programs on pesticides, native plants, drought tolerant plants; our designs of the month will be showing you how to use late fall flowers from your garden, native plants in home bouquets, and dried flowers to make arrangements; and our hands-on crafts include Mason bee mugs, painting plant stakes and floral arrangements using recycled tin cans.

To be more environmentally responsible we need to change the way we live - eat less meat, use reusable water bottles, walk or bike more, replace incandescent light bulbs with LEDs, use less water, opt out of junk mail, plant more trees/vegetable gardens/flower gardens, use less (or no pesticides), use less plastics, and the list could go on.

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the

dance.”

Alan Wilson Watts

Will you join in the dance, or will you sit it out on the sidelines?

 

Dorrie Carr

President, Olympia Garden Club

 

“Every Day Should be Earth Day”