This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Green Works for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

April is Earth month and we’re celebrating in a major way! There isn’t much that is more rewarding than growing your own goods. Anything we can do to get more people growing their own food is a huge win for the earth all around.

Celebrating Earth Month with Growing Your Own Goods

The garden is my husband’s favorite place to be. He loves everything about it- from planning to starting seeds inside to digging in the dirt. And I can’t think of a better time to celebrate all of his hard work than Earth Month.

Celebrating Earth Month with Growing Your Own Goods

Being able to go out and pick the ingredients for a recipe, right out of your own backyard is so rewarding. But gardening can sometimes seem like an overwhelming venture for those just starting out. Our biggest tip is to start small and really research what you want to grow.

Celebrating Earth Month with Growing Your Own Goods

Brad loves to make salsa and there’s nothing quite like a garden tomato, so when we first started our garden, years ago, we stared with a few tomato and pepper plants. We’ve just recently expanded our garden to include kale, carrots, onions, squash and a few herbs.

Celebrating Earth Month with Growing Your Own Goods

It’s also important to know about the specific plants you’re wanting to grow. Things like climate, spacing and needs of the plant will all be essential information you’ll want to look up, in order to have the most successful garden possible.

Celebrating Earth Month with Growing Your Own Goods

Not only have we expanded our garden, this year, but we are now the proud parents to 8 little chicks. Brad has had a blast building the chicken coop and tending to our little chicken babies. The kids are pretty excited about having chickens running around too. Me? I’ll be excited when I can walk a few feet and grab up some farm fresh eggs. I have to admit, Brad is a better daddy than I am a mama to our chicks. They should be laying eggs around August. Can’t wait!

Celebrating Earth Month with Growing Your Own Goods

Growing our own garden and raising chickens to be able to produce our own eggs has truly been an awesome experience for us, but especially for our kiddos. It offers such great learning experiences and teachable moments.

Tending to our garden and chicks has taught the kiddos to be kind to the earth, so the earth is kind to us. Brad and I try to emphasize that when we care for the earth, she will provide for us. When we pollute and waste, the earth will rebel. 
Growing your own goods teaches patience, to wait for nature to take its course. Kids can see first hand, when a gardener tends to and cares for their garden, the garden can provide a bountiful harvest. Young growers can also learn about nutrition and where their food comes from.
Celebrating Earth Month with Growing Your Own Goods

Growing your own goods can definitely get messy, though, and once our garden is ready for picking and the eggs are being laid, there will be even more mess involved. I feel pretty great, though, that I’ve found Green Works! Green Works is a line of products that clean powerfully and are derived from at least 97% naturally ingredients.

Celebrating Earth Month with Growing Your Own Goods

Not only does Green Works carry the spray cleaner (pictured above), but they also have wipes available. Those are especially convenient when we’re working out in the garden or playing with the chicks. They are actually compostable and don’t leave behind harsh chemical fumes or residue.

The all purpose cleaning spray is perfect for removing garden grime, dirt and even grease from multiple surfaces around the home with no harsh chemical residue.

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Celebrating Earth Month with Growing Your Own Goods

Something to think about….

Earth Month is the perfect time to reflect on ways to protect our planet. How will you celebrate Earth Month?

Have you ever grown your own food? How about chickens – have you tried raising your own?

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