Really, who doesn't want to become "more green?"
When the opportunity came up to do a review about The Home Depot and their commitment to making it easy to become more earth conscience, I was intrigued. They claimed it was easy to find products for your home and life that would help you reduce your carbon footprint. Really? How easy? As easy as googling something? I skeptically thought, because we are an instant gratification, googling generation.
As it turns out, it is that easy. I hopped on their website and put in the search box field "green products" and what came up was the most organized, easy-to- navigate page. I was interested in the changes I could make with cleaning products and gardening so I clicked on "Healthy Home," and then you have the option of looking up cleaning products, organic fertilizer/soil, organic herbs and veggies, and recycling. First it discusses what traditional products do, and how you can make the change so something healthier for you and your family and the earth. Underneath the information is a list of products they carry that are better alternatives. Easy enough.
If you are in need of energy efficient appliances or just want to know what kind of light bulb will reduce energy consumption, it's all there on one simple page, just a click away.
So I took my two little sidekicks with me, and off we went to The Home Depot to find something for the garden. Although we can't grow a whole lot in the dead middle of the summer, we have the rest of the beautiful year to work on our green thumbs around here. They had 2 or three different brands of organic seeds. We chose an assortment from two of them to try (Burpee and Martha Stewart brands), both herbs and veggies.
Clover repeatedly put a packet of tomato seeds in the cart, and I would return them, since it's not the time to be planting tomatoes, but she was so insistent that I gave in...perhaps we'll plant a couple of seeds and save the rest for the spring. I was really excited about the mesclun mix and the lettuce, which are so delightful and tender when eaten straight from the garden.
It was a beautiful morning of 78 degrees and rich dark soil just waiting to be fruitful.
I was counting on Clover to get dirty fingernails with me, but there was a spider that scared her off, Miss Muffet style.