Plant Appreciation Day

Make a list of the plant products you use/consume in a day.

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Today’s post is all about getting you to think about your dependence on plants. Plants tend to be a silent bunch, enduring whatever nature throws their way without much protest. Yet, they are the foundation of our biological system. They provide us with so many useful things- food, shelter, clothing, fuel, medicines etc. Despite their importance to our lives, we tend to take them for granted. As a rule, plants aren’t very assertive and they lag in the cuteness department compared to baby seals and rhinos. So, they tend to be invisible to us. We don’t generally hold benefits or 5K’s in their honor, and plants don’t have an awareness ribbon.

So, let’s make today Plant Appreciation Day. Your homework assignment is to make a list of all the plant products you use for a day or longer if you would like.* You don’t have to e-mail it to me…

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Author: Ian Street

Ian is a plant scientist and science writer relating stories of plant science and scientists on his blog, The Quiet Branches as well as other outlets. You can find him on Twitter @IHStreet.

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