The Green-i-ness That is April…
April showers, bring May flowers…What about all the man/woman-power behind planting/caring for/winterizing in a green house/watering in the nursery? Does that effort get lost?
To most, April is a time of rejuvenation. Grass is green, trees are putting out leaves, flowers are starting to pop out of the ground…
But to us in the Green sector, April is 80 hour weeks of planning, planting, and getting dirty. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I don’t mean to come off as bitter. I take working 12+ hour days over the lull of sitting behind a desk, awaiting the demise of winter. Most of us do. That’s why it’s months like April that we thrive on. The craziness, zaniness, green-i-ness is what makes the long hours worth it.
It is Green Week (baltimoregreenworks.com for events), and it kicked off with Ecofest on Saturday. Coming straight from a tree planting where over a 100 people showed up to help plant trees, to a festival dedicated to greening (where we gave away hundreds of FREE trees), was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the month of April!
Thursday, I was on the news promoting TreeBaltimore and Green Week. At Ecofest, people were coming up to me and asking if I was the guy on the news that was talking about the event. A few even said, it was the reason they were there. That was pretty cool and made the long day that was my Thursday, well worth it.
Again, this is not a post to complain about long hours, getting dirty, or working hard. This is just a reminder, that the trees you drive by everyday didn’t just show up. It took a lot of blood, sweat and determination of your buddies in the green community.
So this April, don’t only hug a tree, hug a tree planter!