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“Nature in its essence is the embodiment of My Name, the Maker, the Creator.
Its manifestations are diversified by varying causes, and in this diversity there are signs for men of discernment.
Nature is God’s Will and is its expression in and through the contingent world. It is a dispensation of Providence ordained by the Ordainer, the All-Wise. “—Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh
by Christine Muller
We all can contribute to nurture nature in some ways. If you live in a city, perhaps you can grow some herbs in a pot on your balcony, or plant a native flowering bush, a tree, or wildflowers in a small front yard. If you want to grow some of your own food in a city where the soil may be contaminated with lead, you may consider container gardening. If you have a yard, you may like to plant some berry bushes or even start a small garden. All these actions provide food for bees and butterflies, habitat for other wildlife, and some food for your own kitchen. Moreover, you will feed the souls of everyone passing by. Lawns can also serve humans and nature if they contain beautiful and diverse wildflowers such as clover and dandelions. Pesticides and herbicides are weapons of war against nature. They are effective killers of our precious and dwindling diversity of plants and animals, and also of humans who are exposed to increasing amounts of carcinogens. Enjoy nature and healthy gardening this season!
Some information about container gardening: