Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Include Earth Day Activities in Farm Tours

Earth Day will be celebrated April 22nd this year. Take advantage of this special day by teaching environmental responsibility to farm visitors. Provide each of your farm guests with a peat pot, soil and some seed. Share with them the joy of planting. Encourage them to start a compost pile at home. Teach water conservation. No matter where you live today; water is a concern. Teaching that farms access surface water when possible for their animals and crops shows that farmers are practicing good stewardship. It's Earth Day, celebrate!


Sheryl and Denny said...

join this blog awhile back i drop in from time to time and read your post. I love reading all the ag related blogs across the US and find that in our local area there is not much to offer. Just a small homesteading farm just getting together, husband and i have dreams of doing something with our lil farm besides just providing us with healthy food. Don't know how are where to get started.

Dora Ann Hatch said...

Sheryl and Denny, our LSU AgCenter's agritourism website is a great place to start developing your ideas. There are many resources at this location and I would be happy to visit with you. Log onto: or e-mail me directly at and we can find a time to chat.

If you live near Vidalia, LA we are hosting a workshop on Outdoor Enterprise Business Development; see that to the right of the screen on the blog. This is a great way to get expert help in one day.

Contact me if I can help.