November marks our first year living in our apartment–the longest, by far, that we’ve stayed in one place! To celebrate our anniversary, Arjay and I decided to beautify our neglected garden. Would you believe that everything in our home garden only cost us PhP2,000–plants, rocks, jars, and soil! If you’re from Rizal, you can buy all these stuff for your home garden near the new wet market of Taytay. There’s a long line of stalls there!
Anyway. I don’t have a before photo of this little pocket, but to give you an idea, it was just a bare plant box where we piled all our unused stuff on. It wasn’t a pretty sight…at all.
But aside from our home anniversary nearing, we really took on this project because The Princess’ school encouraged us to work on an eco project as a family. We missed the tree planting activity of the local government last month so we decided to just give the minis a lesson on being stewards of the Earth by creating our little pocket of green that they will be taking care of.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26
Gardening is a nice bonding activity you can do with the kids on weekends. This is also the perfect opportunity to teach them about ecology and why we should take care of the environment. Moreover, having something they are tasked to look after is a great way to develop responsibility!
Have you done something similar with your family? If not, I urge you to work on an eco project as a family as well! It’ll be fun!