Going green is no longer just about recycling your newspapers and swapping out plastic water bottles for reusable aluminum ones. Today, being green extends to all facets of our lives, including how we raise our children.
Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with author and wellness expert Terra Wellington. Terra has just written the book “The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green,” and it is chock-full of practical and engaging information and tips on how to keep your family healthy and happy while also being environmentally-conscious.
Included in her book are tips on hydration at school and how to stay hydrated the “green” way, quick how-tos on nutritious and better-for-the-planet lunch options and how you can keep your children free from germs in a safer, less-toxic way.
As a pretty green mom myself, we recycle everything, harvest rain water for watering our lawn, and make our own holiday presents; what I learned from Terra is that starting a garden project in your child’s school is a lot less cumbersome that I had initially feared. In fact, school garden projects are popping up all over the country with the enthusiasm and support from parents to the school board and and community business. School garden projects teach children the value of respecting nature as well as how gratifying and delicious it is to get their hands and knees digging in the dirt pulling out sweet carrots and baby lettuce for their school lunch.