This odd little spring we’ve all been observing is now about three weeks old. I haven’t been keeping precise records but it feels like in that time span we’ve experienced summer, a small taste of winter, settling back into proper April temperatures.
This month the Triton College Sustainability Center is hosting three programs that will help get the new season off to a great start. Sustainable Thursdays will kick off this week on April 5 with a program on How to Start a Community Garden.
Last week E and I attended a gathering at Morton Arboretum where they outlined their efforts on behalf of our regional tree population. On the way out the door they handed us these nifty cards where - by way of the National Tree Benefit Calculator - one can estimate the economic value of the environmental services that trees provide.
If it seems to you like everything is flowering at once - it's not much of an exaggeration. Just this week I noticed Common Lilacs in bloom around town - typically a Mother's Day flower in Northern Illinois.