I just got back from an incredibly inspirational speech by Ted Danson, author of the new Rodale book Oceana. Hopefully, there will be more to come about Ted and his mission in an upcoming issue of Organic Gardening, so I don’t want to give too much away. But what I do want to say is that we who care for the environment and care about organics need to start caring about the ocean. So much of the world’s livable space is ocean, but, as Ted says, it’s out of sight, out of mind. We can’t see the majority of the ocean (where I grew up I couldn’t see it, period). We can’t walk along its beautiful coral reefs or pet the amazing wildlife that resides there, so few of us think that it is important enough to do anything about. I’m right in that group, or at least I was until I read this exciting book. It’s exciting because there are things we can do to turn around the fate of the ocean, which at this point looks bleak. One of the easiest things you can do? Go to oceana.org get informed and sign up for their mailing list to get involved. And while you’re at it, buy the book. You’ll thank me later.
What do you think about the fate of our oceans? Is it at the top of your list? Or, like me, did you not think of it at all?
When writing this blog, I try very hard to accompany my posts with pictures that not only illustrate my point, but are also nice to look at. Some of my attempts are better than others, but I know I still have a lot to learn. Luckily, I just so happen to work a few doors down from our wonderful photo director, Christa Neu. Her blog, Christa Snaps, is full of beautiful garden and nature pictures. So I went to Christa begging asking for help with my point-and-shoot, and she was more than willing to help.
This blogger was on vacation last week, sailing away in the blissful warmth of the Caribbean. It was quite beautiful, the blue waters and green grass. I even got a touch of organics when I discovered the ship I was on served Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt (yum!).
Today I got a sneak peak at the setup efforts for the Philadelphia International Flower Show 2011, which opens to the public on Sunday, March 6th. Not only was this my first time at the Philly flower show, it was my first time at any flower show. Even though it was only in the first stages of setup, I think it has already ruined me for other flower shows.