Earth day is such an important reminder to the world to take care of our planet. I was lucky enough to be invited along with three other students from my school, as environmental ambassadors, to an Earth Day celebration at J Steckle Heritage Farms. It was amazing to see so many young Earth advocates. Throughout the day we made organic potato soup, planted trees, and was taught how to compost!
At Steckle Farms we learned about the importance of organic and locally grown foods. Also how Ontario farming is being affected by the loss of land. I never realized how important farming is to our planet. Did you know Steckle Farms only use natural fertilizers? This improves soil structures, reduces soil erosion, a rise in crops, and a decline in nutrient loses.
There are so many great results because of organic farming. Here is a list of ways farming is making a difference in the environment:
1) Groundwater in areas of agriculture is filled with polluted with fake fertilizers and pesticides. Yet, with organic fertilizers they create enhanced water filtration.
2) Organics systems have better nutrients and diminish the chances of water pollution.
3) Organic agriculture uses renewable energy.
4) It creates massive biodiversity!
5) The incredible taste!
It was wonderful to celebrate Earth Day in such an amazing way, but I decided that I wanted to do more. I choose to keep the lights off and pick up garbage around my neighbourhood. I am so glad that Earth Day is celebrated internationally but hopefully we can make every day Earth Day.
From our oceans and sharks, Happy Earth Day!
"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732