Happy Earth Day!
In celebration of Earth Day this year we would like to share a few of the ways that we work to protect the canyons and rivers that we work and play on.
We purchase all of our meats and cheeses from a local butcher who makes sure that their products are fresh, healthy and delicious. You can also shop locally in your own town--look for farmer's markets or "mom and pop" type of businesses.
Fresh Herb Garden
We have fresh herbs growing in our flower beds. Try your hand at growing fresh herbs in your flower beds or boxes. Not only do they add a fresh color to your landscaping, but they add fragrant aromas and can help with insect control.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
We also plant strawberry plants, Pepper plants and Tomato plants in our flower beds, both for variety and color. Later in the summer we harvest some of these items for fresh salads. Nothing tastes better than homegrown produce. Try it out!
We recycle glass, tin, aluminum, plastic and cardboard. After every trip comes back from the river, our guides sort through the waste and make sure that anything that can be recycled is. Little steps can go a long way when a lot of people take them.
Any produce that is left over from our trips is taken by guides Marshall and Nicole to feed their chickens and to add to their compost heap. They then use the compost in their garden. Composting can be done quite easily, and adds nutrients to flowerbeds, gardens and planters.
There are lots of little ways that you can conserve, reduce and reuse. Happy Earth Day from Sheri Griffith Expeditions.