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Celebrate the Earth

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  ~ Albert Einstein
“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ~ Rachel Carson
Both of the above quotes resonate with me this month. Spring has sprung, and we celebrate by attending Earth Day Festivals in April. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 20, 2024, (10a-6p) for the largest festival: Central Florida Earth Day held at Lake Eola/Dwntn Orlando. Next, on Saturday, April 27. 2024, (10a-3p) will be the 2nd largest celebration: Earth Fest at Lake Concord Park/Casselberry. (See page 9 for details.)  As Sponsors for both events, Natural Awakenings staff will be there with many eco-friendly items and to meet new friends. Be sure to introduce yourself!

During these stressful times, it is easy to get caught up worrying about the unknown. Instead, let’s focus on what we do know. With inflation and food shortages, this is the time to reevaluate where you spend your hard-earned money. Farmers markets and gardening centers continue to be my happy “go-to” places. Local markets offer festive settings to purchase the freshest produce—and a fun place to meet like-minded friends. In addition, the markets boost local economies and reduce our carbon footprint. I like to follow the “100-Mile Diet” guidelines which encourage seasonal fare. Luckily we, Central Floridians, can eat a vast array of food grown close to home.

Remember to Celebrate Earth Day Everyday!

With Love, 


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