Earth Day, wildflowers, spinach-strawberry salad

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Earth endures; 

          Stars abide— 

          Shine down in the old sea.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

Thursday, April 19, 2018
109th day of the year


Tim Curry (actor) was born on this day in 1946.
Norris McWhirter (co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records, final arbiter on everything from the fastest climb of Mount Everest to the world's longest hot dog) died on this day in 2004.


 
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Sunday is Earth Day!

Earth Day 2020
On Earth Day 2020, enjoy the lovely smell of fresh air, clean up some litter, plant a tree, or simply enjoy companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter the weather!
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Interested in growing wildflowers? Spring or fall are great times to plant a new wildflower meadow or renovate an old patch! Here’s how to select wildflowers for your yard and garden.
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