The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is almost here! To celebrate Earth Day and to raise awareness about the importance of Buying Local, members of Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Park Heights ordered locally grown arrangements for their alter.
During the announcement and at the coffee hour after services, members and visitors passionately discusses the importance of Earth Day and Buying Local. How great is that! Passionate discussion at church about flowers-and where they come from and how they are grown!
Holy Nativity has inspired me for ten years with their progressive stance on social issues as well as their commitment to the children of Park Heights. We have a long history together-too long to recount here. Suffice it to say, they have a special place in my heart. So I was honored to be able to make flowers for them these past few weeks.
Buying local flowers is a great way for churches, synagogues and mosques to show their support for local growers and local communities. It may seem like a small gesture, but it’s not small at all. It’s important to the growers, to their families, their employees, to our communities and to the Earth.
As Earth Day approaches, give this beautiful planet of ours a gift-buy local!