Toiling away in the office, I find it a great pleasure to sneak a peak at our awakening garden out the front window. We have poppies and prince’s plume and tidy tips flowering, with feasting bees and gold finches enjoying it all, too. A garden is a powerful thing getting our hands dirty and producing food is inspiring and humbling (darn squash bugs!) while creating a bountiful space for beneficial insects and pollinators is deeply satisfying. ESLT’s garden will soon be overflowing with sunflowers, planted by local elementary school kids and visited by multitudes of native bees. So, ESLT’s garden serves many purposes from feeding people and wildlife to inspiring passersby and staff members as they go about their business.

Karen in the ESLT Garden

On this Earth Day, we invite you to take part in one our upcoming events related to gardening and the wondrous world of flowers. I look forward to seeing you in the garden!

– Karen

Wild at Home, a Gardening Workshop: Saturday, April 23, 9am – 12pm

Brown Bag Lunch- Spring Wildflower Blooms: Wednesday, May 4, 12-1pm

ESLT’s Gardenfest: Thursday, May 12, 3:30 – 5:30pm

To learn more about these and other ESLT events, visit our events calender.