I am 69 years old. That means that I should have planted 483 trees by now to replace those that I have used. While I have conducted quite a few tree-planting ceremonies over the years, I still owe Mother Earth a new orchard or two.
It's the 75th annual National Wildlife Week this week, hosted by the National Wildlife Federation. This year's theme is "Branching Out for Wildlife" and we're celebrating trees and their importance to wildlife and people.
For years, environmentally-friendly practices were often seen as a detriment to companies' bottom line. But now, U.S. companies are adopting green business models for the profit, not just the publicity.
Why do we plant seeds, saplings and seedlings with hope in our hearts each spring? Why do we relish harvesting in autumn? We plant in order to harvest -- not just for the moment but to preserve and nurture the future.
Yesterday morning, I luckily ran (rather biked) into an old friend -- The Naked Cowboy. So, hot off the City's streets -- The Naked Cowboy tells all, about how he would make New York "A Greener Apple."
If you have not yet discovered the magic of Terry Kay's writing, get busy and start reading. There is a treasure trove of reading pleasure awaiting you. His books are always good but Bogmeadow's Wish contains some of his most lyrical writing ever.