Our “A Forest Garden 2015” calendars arrived yesterday, and are finally ready to share.
Our theme this year is kindness. Each month offers a different quotation somehow related to the importance of kindness in creating a better world for ourselves and our loved ones.
This 2015 calender contains 60 of our favorite photos taken over the last year. Birds, bees, butterflies, or other creatures we’ve encountered grace each page, reminding us of the fascinating animals who share the garden with us.
But what makes this calender very special, and different from other calenders you might purchase, is the wealth of information contained on each page. Every calender will give you the official public holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving. But A Forest Garden 2015 also includes fun and not so well known observances such as Dr. Seuss’s Birthday (Read Across America), Global Forgiveness Day, National Ice Cream Day, American Chocolate Week, Men’s Health Week, and Husband Appreciation Day!
Every month highlights several special monthly observances, weekly observances and commemorative days. This is an ecumenical calender, citing Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and traditional Celtic feasts and celebrations. We’ve even noted “Free Thinker’s Day!” It’s helpful when one has a wide circle of friends!
The astronomical information many gardeners follow is of course included. Moons, solstices and equinoxes are noted along with first and last frost dates for zones 5-9. And, I’ve added a few personal gardening tips and reminders of things to do to keep the garden going strong for each month of the year.
I want this special calender to be beautiful, useful, and entertaining! It was compiled with loved ones in mind. We’ll be giving the family version, with all of our birthdays noted, to extended family members.
But we also have a version to share with friends, and you can note your own family’s birthdays and special celebrations on its pages.
There is a limited number of extra copies to share with you, if you’d like your own A Forest Garden 2015 calendar to use as you prepare for your personal new year.
I can offer these for $15.00 each, which includes postage within the United States. Please send me an email if you would like to order a copy for yourself or as a gift to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We can exchange information, and I’ll mail your calendar out to you right away.
It is never too early to plan ahead, and to prepare for the happiest of new years.
All Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015