Celebrate 50 years of Earth Day at home with Desert Botanical Garden. Dig into the Earth Day Tool Shed below with your families to see how you can help the Garden preserve nature and the environment today so they can be shared with future generations. Also, learn simple gardening for kids to keep your children inspired!
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Send your love of the planet to a loved one with these commemorative virtual postcards.
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Save the images by holding and clicking, right clicking or clicking and dragging. Attach your chosen image to an email, text message or other communication, and share the activism of Earth Day.
Ideas for Kids
It’s a great time to introduce your kids to gardening at home. Explore three plants they can grow with help from an adult family member. These are easy plants for kids to grow at home!
Growing vegetables is a way to introduce simple gardening for kids. An easy-to-grow vegetable is the exceptionally sweet cherry tomato. Sun gold is a variety that is a superstar performer in low-desert gardens, and kids love to pick them and eat on the spot.
Here are some easy steps to get them started with a tomato plant:
You and your child will need to select an area with plenty of morning sunlight at least six to eight hours.
Prepare your soil by applying a layer of compost or well-rotted manure at least 2 to 3 inches thick. Work into the soil at least 10 to 12 inches deep. Plant your tomato plant.
Water your tomato plants by watering deeply (soil should remain moist but not soggy).
In about 60 days, the kids can begin to harvest these delicious tomatoes. This is simple gardening for your kids, and will leave your family and children smiling!
Ready to take your kid’s gardening skills to the next level? Discover two more springtime planting ideas in our spring Sonoran Quarterly here.
Every day at Desert Botanical Garden is Earth Day. Help us Celebrate our 81 years of conservation work on Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary!
A New Sunrise
Experience the rich culture of Native American traditions through this virtual Garden concert by Tony Duncan and Darrin Yazzie, as they perform “Zuni Sunrise.”
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On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, The Garden hosted its first Naturalization Ceremony welcoming 25 new citizens to the United States.