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15 Ways To Celebrate Organic Everyday

 

15 Ways to Make Celebrating "Organic" Simple and Fun !

You and your family can celebrate organic during national Organic Harvest Month in September and every day of the year!
Here are some creative ways. . .

  1. Get off to a clean start: Take a shower with soaps and shampoos made with organic ingredients. Then, serve someone special an organic breakfast in bed with certified organic orange juice, coffee, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt and eggs. (All items available nationally at natural & conventional supermarkets.)

  2. Create a celebratory meal that's as close to 100% organic as possible. Invite friends and family to enjoy and help cook. It can be an organic picnic, pizza party, barbecue or high tea!

  3. Make a donation to a local soup kitchen/shelter of some of the organic vegetables and fruits you've grown and harvested.

  4. It's the peak of the season! Go to your local farmers' market and buy from your favorite organic farmer. Approximately 40-60% of all farmers' market growers are organic.

  5. Volunteer or make a donation to support organic gardening programs in your community, through schools, social service agencies, etc.

  6. Building healthy soil is a key tenet of organic farming. A great way to guarantee rich, organic soil is to start composting! Contact your local library or Cooperative Extension office for composting information.

  7. Release "beneficial insects" (good bugs which keep away the bad bugs) in your organic garden. Ladybugs don't just bring good luck-they also serve as natural defenders for your garden's plants. Green Lacewing Larvae (considered the "garbage disposal bug" of the insect world) are hardworking and hungry. If they're not available at your local garden supply, you can get a list garden suppliers by calling the OTA at 413-774-7511.

  8. Kids can celebrate with color! Get hold of the OTA's great coloring book, "Help Us Grow the Organic Harvest," a kid-friendly explanation and exploration of what organic means. To order, call the OTA at 413-774-7511.

  9. Be a big "softie" and treat yourself (or someone special) to a pair of 100% organic cotton socks or anything made with snuggly organic fleece. Studies have shown that in the U.S., it takes about one-third of a pound of chemicals to grow enough non-organic cotton for one T-shirt.

  10. Treat yourself to organic indulgences: Nibble on an organic chocolate bar, lick an organic ice cream or frozen yogurt bar, or scoop up succulent organic sorbet. Fill your candy jar at home with organic snacks or cookies.

  11. Bring an organic treat to the office to share with co-workers or to send with your children to school. Certified organic raisins, cheese, nuts, fruits, chips and crackers are just some of the possibilities.

  12. Remember your Pooch! Give your furry friend an organic dog wash and treat him or her to an organic doggie biscuit.

  13. Surf the Web for myriad organic-oriented websites. Check out  and http://www.theorganicreport.org/ and http://www.ota.com/.  Spread the word out in cyber space that September is Organic Harvest month.

  14. Raise a toast to organic! Whether you enjoy a glass of organic wine, lemonade or tomato juice, there are numerous organic libations and refreshments to wet your whistle.

  15. Slumber soundly and organically-sip organic chamomile tea and slip under your organic cotton sheets

 
 
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