Gardening 101

Growing anything green from lawns to gardens is good for our health and environment.  Many people do not realize how grass benefits our health.  “Turf grasses trap an estimated 12 Million tons of dust and dirt released annually into the atmosphere.  55 square feet of turf grass provides enough oxygen for one person for an entire day.”  Dr. Thomas L. Watschke –  Pennsylvania State University


“Trees are a vital organ of our planet and our survival. Our forests control climate, cycle water, protect soil, store carbon, supply medicine and most importantly produce more than 40 percent of the world’s oxygen. Currently, trees cover approximately 31 percent of the earth. They are home to up to 90 percent of the world’s land-based biodiversity and half of all known species live in tropical forests. Indigenous peoples around the world rely on forests for housing and food, while the developing world relies on forests for a range of products.”