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Small Gestures

Hello Gardeners!

Like most we've been thinking a lot about how to show support to the ones we love and the ones who are working tirelessly to keep all of us safe and connected. We would like to extend our gratitude and positive thoughts to healthcare workers, package and mail carriers, warehouse employees, sanitation employees, store clerks, teachers, truckers, farmers, military, and everyone else who cannot stay home. Thank you for keeping us healthy, well fed, connected, and happy!

Learning to show gratitude during a time when it's easy to focus on the negative is a skill that takes practice. Take some time out of your day to think about the people who support you or the experiences that you treasure, and the small things that make you smile. It's through small gestures - writing notes, distantly celebrating birthdays, helping out our neighbors, and coming together as a community for everyone to feel appreciated, supported, respected, and celebrated.

Over the remainder of this time at home, showing love and appreciation through small gestures can make a big impact on those around you.

Making cards for the people who are on the frontline is a small gesture that goes a long way! It doesn't have to be much, just a "stay safe!", "we appreciate you!", or simply, "thank you!".

Help prepare dinner for a neighbor, family member, or friend who is unable to stay at home. Click the image for a list of recipes that encourage kid-involvement!


And of course, check in on your grandparents and older relatives. Invite them to a virtual dinner, watch a movie over video chat, read them a story over the phone - keep them connected!

We would love to hear about how you and your families are staying in touch while you #StayAtHome.

Be safe, be kind, and #PullYourWeeds!


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