Happy Earth Day! Today is the 50th anniversary of the very first Earth Day held in 1970. The experience of and appreciation for nature is central to the mission of Crystal Bridges, and now, more than ever, it’s important for everyone to both celebrate and cherish the earth’s resources.
We wanted to see what you were doing to be stewards of the eath from home! Last week on National Gardening Day, we asked folks on social media to share photos of their gardens or nature-related projects with us, and we were thrilled to see a flood of beautiful photos, from spring blooms to family time in the backyard. Enjoy them here!
@coleyraeh is enjoying family time in the backyard garden
@juligoss has pretty plants thriving in her garden
Janelle Redlaczyk has beautiful blooms in her front garden
@stacetreat has beautiful, vibrant clematis flowers blooming!
@rrralison shared a lovely photo of blooming dogwoods
@sshellt found a tiny green friend in her garden
And lastly, Rod Bigelow (@rbigelow1968), executive director and chief diversity & inclusion officer at Crystal Bridges, shared a tiny budding garden, waiting for warmer weather
Thank you for being stewards of the earth and joining us in our mission, both before and during quarantine. As you stay safe and stay home, our trails and grounds team has been tending to the 120 acres of native Ozark forest surrounding the museum, including natural springs, streams, geographical features, and a host of native plants and animals.
Happy Earth Day!