A Fruitful Garden All Year Round

On April 22nd , 2011 Earth Day

The earth seems to have problems too big for us to do anything about them. But I decided that the little things I do can make a difference, even though I can’t change everything. Last year on Earth Day, my family turned a glop of mud in our backyard into a magnificent garden – Garden of Eden. This year on Earth Day, we cleared the land and started anew. When harvest time comes around, my family and I pick and eat fresh vegetables and fruits from a garden that showcases our commitment to healthy food choices and sustainable living that makes a difference in our world.

This past April, we planted little seedlings all over our small plot of land. Overtime, we meticulously watched our crops slowly grow and blossom into beautiful plants. Only now in the summer can we enjoy the superlative flavor of the fruit and veggies our crops produced.

On July 10th, 2011

Nothing is more refreshing than fresh luscious berries in the summer. My taste buds jump with ecstasy as I pop blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries into my mouth. Our high-quality, richly flavored peaches and apricots colors orange with a little red and yellow blush.

The tang of the fresh orange juice from oranges plucked right from our backyard is simply ethereal. The crunch of the cucumber and the delicious flavor makes me feel as cool as a cucumber. Mmm-mmm!

My family loves the mouth-watering eggplants, jalapenos, and the green and yellow peppers – a scrumptious hearty meal. The delectable tomato in our spaghetti comes from the Garden of Eden. We select the sweet corn by looking for husks with lush green coloring and pale silks. Since our baskets are often overflowing with our own vegetables and fruits, we give them away to our neighbors and friends.

Our garden is fruitful and productive, and planting your own garden is not only a great way for families to go green – it is also a great way for kids to learn about science, watching the crops from seedlings to full-grown plants.  My family along with many other gardeners view gardening as a break from our busy and modern lives. Gardening also gets me out in the sunshine and in the fresh air. It is an amazing way for our five senses to experience nature. Take advantage of the sunny Southern California weather while maintaining a beautiful garden and a continuous income of fresh, healthy, organic, fruit and vegetables!!!

He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man that he may bring forth food out of the earth………..(Psalm 104:14)

Published @http://walnut.patch.com/blog_posts/a-fruitful-garden-all-year-round

                               

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About Cassandra Hsiao

Cassandra Hsiao is a senior at OCSA (Orange County School of the Arts). Her work has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and National Student Poets Program. She has been chosen as finalists of playwriting competitions held by California Young Playwrights, The Blank Theatre, Writopia Labs, and Princeton University. Her poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in TeenReads, Jet Fuel Review, Feminine Inquiry, Aerie International and more. She also conducts print and on-camera interviews as a Star Reporter and Film Critic for multiple online outlets. She won a National Gracie Award in Student Online Video Host Category by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation . https://twitter.com/Cassandra_Hsiao

Posted on July 11, 2011, in Star Rapture Blog and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That is so COOL, Cassandra! I would LOVE to be your neighbor! Your fruits and veggies look and sound so delicious! :P

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