Saturday, June 6th is National Gardening Exercise Day. This holiday is great because it’s for everyone! Anyone can have fun gardening no matter their age or interests and a great part about gardening is that it is a form of exercising without even realizing you’re getting a workout. How are you going to celebrate this National Gardening Exercise Day? Not sure yet? That’s okay. We have a few suggestions:
Replace old, dead plants with drought-tolerant plants or succulents.
California is in a drought, so we are doing everything that we can to save as much water as we can! What better opportunity to plant some drought-tolerant plants in your backyard than on National Gardening Exercise Day. Not only will you have a blast, but your yard will be beautiful and will help California at the same time! Not sure where to start? Check out this list of succulents and other drought-tolerant plants.
Plant a small vegetable garden with your kids.
It’s important that we teach our kids the importance of eating healthy. Planting a vegetable garden is a great way for them to get some hands-on insight into why it’s important to eat their veggies. You can buy vegetable seeds online or your local Home Depot. Don’t have a lot of time to maintain a vegetable garden? No biggie. There are plenty of low-maintenance vegetable options like beans, cherry tomatoes, spinach, peppers, garlic, or even herbs and spices.
Walk around a farmer’s market.
Don’t have the time to plant a garden, but still want to participate in National Garden Exercise Day? Go for a walk around a farmer’s market! Farmer’s markets are great places to get healthy, organic produce or even just walk around with your kids to teach them about different healthy foods. Encourage your kids to ask the farmers any questions they may have about the massive gardening process it takes to grow these fruits and vegetables. Here are a few Orange County Farmer’s Markets that happen on the weekends:
Saturday Orange County Farmer’s Markets
Buena Park- the Corner of La Palma & Stanton Sears Parking Lot, 9am-2pm
Corona Del Mar- Margarite & Pacific Coast Highway, 9am-1pm
Costa Mesa SoCo Farmers’ Market- 3315 Hyland Avenue, 9am-2am
Dana Point- Pacific Coast Hwy & Golden Lantern S, 9am-1pm
Irvine- Bonita Canyon & Turtle Ridge, 8am-12pm
Laguna Beach-Lumberyard Parking Lot, 8am-12pm
Orange- Orange Farmers & Artisans Market, 304 N. Cypress Street, 9am-1pm
Yorba Linda-Main St. & Imperial Highway, 9am-1pm
Sunday Orange County Farmer’s Markets
Anaheim-Anaheim Packing District, 10am-3pm
Irvine- The Great Park in Irvine, 10am-2pm
Laguna Niguel-Plaza De La Paz Shopping Center, 8am-12pm
San Clemente- 200 Block Avenida Del Mar Drive, 9am-1pm
Los Angeles South Bay Farmer’s Markets
Torrance-Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard, Saturdays 8am-1pm
Rolling Hills Estates-Peninsula Shopping Center, Sundays 9am-1pm
Do Some Volunteer Gardening at a School, Community Center, or Retirement Home
A great way to give back to the community is to volunteer! Different places are always looking for volunteers to beautify their landscaping by planting flowers, succulents, or vegetable gardens. Call around your city to see if there are any opportunities for you to do some volunteer gardening.
Happy National Gardening Exercise Day!
Cutting Edge Landscape knows how to take care of your landscaping during the drought. If you have any questions about how to conserve water and still have amazing landscaping, give us a call at (310) 406-2251. We can’t wait to hear from you soon.