I think we can all agree that over the last many months we have read and heard too much about building walls. Things going on within our country and around the world can leave us feeling powerless and frustrated. Too many walls being built between countries and people…too many.
It leaves many of us feeling powerless. Clay is one guy that has felt that, but he has begun getting more involved in activism, paying attention to the news, contacting others about what he sees going on…and looking to do more.
So was born Plant the Wall.
Plant the wall is…”a concept to help folks make a local impact on the planet as well as a statement about what we value as a country.
It’s the anti-“Build the Wall” message.”
He and his family are planting a variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers and encouraging others to do the same.
“If we believe building walls to keep people out are wasteful and wrong, let’s find creative ways to protest and keep the conversation top of mind.”
His reasoning and idea have caught my attention and I find myself constantly looking for the new life of Spring here in Michigan and searching for ways I can beautify my part of the world.
The girls and I have cleaned a couple areas in the yard to plant very soon. I have captured photos of the early buds on the lilac bushes around here. We have planted California Poppies in a planter in the house…I am chomping at the bit to do more.
His idea is not only beautifying the earth, but also the internet as people share their pictures of planting the wall with the hashtag #plantthewall. Check out his website, Let’s Plant The Wall for more about the project and how you can get involved.
*All quotations taken from Let’s Plant The Wall