As they say, April showers bring May flowers but there is so much more going on in April than just showers. It’s a perfect month to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Whether you’re inspired to plant a vegetable or flower garden or simply visit your local public garden they are all very rewarding and rejuvenating experiences. You don’t need to be a master gardener to celebrate National Gardening Day on April 14th! Go ahead and test out planting vegetable seeds in your first raised bed or pot, stroll through your local nursery selecting flowers for your pots, or maybe just taking a stroll through your neighborhood enjoying the beautiful flowering trees that Mother Nature provides.


Another special occasion this month is Earth Day, April 22nd. You can celebrate our amazing mother earth by just taking a few minutes that day to clean up our surroundings, whether it’s a lot or a little, every piece of litter picked up makes a difference! Check out here for easy ways to celebrate and participate.  Also, this month is Citizen Science Month! Don’t be intimidated, it’s for everyone! Check out all of the great resources here to participate in this very rewarding way to assist in real research and impress your friends.


And finishing off the month of April is National Arbor Day, April 30th, this special holiday celebrates trees and how they make the world a better place.  Consider taking a few minutes that day to plant a tree with your family. Not only is it a wonderful contribution to our planet, it’s something your kids can watch grow and be proud of throughout their life. If you’re looking for more information on the benefits of trees and how they affect our life, watch here.