Flora and Fauna Fridays
The life of our estuary and watershed.
by Erik Baard
People who play in the dirt are happier. We certainly see that at HarborLAB’s GreenLaunch where we’re growing a native habitat area, a small orchard, and fruiting vines. The greenery, fascinating and beautiful wildlife, satisfaction of helping things grow, and great company all make for a sense of connection and more fully realized life. Every participant in nature and our work crews contributes, right down to the microbes. That’s especially true of Mycobacterium vaccae, a bacterium in compost and healthy soil that stimulates the production of mood-lifting neurotransmitters.
United Nation’s International Day of Happiness is March 20 and April is Mental Health Awareness Month. Maybe spend some time in the dirt at HarborLAB’s GreenLaunch this April to get to know this bright yellow bug of joy. 🙂
To garden with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “GreenLaunch gardening.” To have us conduct seedball workshops or other greening programs with your school, community center, youth group, or other service, please email email@example.com.