As you know, I’m really into gardening, especially the ‘green’ kind, like environmentally friendly things such as not using a gas-powered engine for my lawn mower when a rechargeable or push model would do. I know you get what I’m talking about. You’re one of the original pioneers of eco-travel, circling the world every year on nothing but reindeer power (or is that considered natural gas)? Never mind, the point of my letter is it’s been a good year for me in regards to getting some cool stuff for the lawn and garden that’s eco-friendly too. So this year, you can skip my house, conserve a little energy and cut down on the packaging. But, if any of my friends have listed lawn and garden gear on their wish list, can you make it the green kind too?
Just in case you need a few suggestions, here’s what I’d offer them if I were you. First, it’s going to be cold and not much gardening is really going on after the holidays, so lets get them a good book on the subject. The Green Gardener’s Guide by…uhhh, never mind about the author. But it is the perfect resource to get them in the right frame of mind for spring.
Next, for those weekend warriors on your list, rechargeable lawn and landscape tools are awesome and these days, they’re a lot more powerful -- like the gasoline burning, C02 spewing mowers and blowers. Personally, I’ve been using my Brill push reel mower (pictured above), and it works quite well. They would make great gifts since they’re pretty cheap and don’t take up as much room in your sleigh. By the way, if you run short on product, I found a neat online store that sells a lot of eco-friendly tools. They’re called Clean Air Gardening and you can check them out for yourself online when you get a chance.
Finally, we all need a good pair of gloves. I recently heard about the newest style from West County Gardener that will be out in early 2009. It’s made from recycled plastic water bottles. For every pair that’s made, one less bottle makes it to the landfill. Now that’s very cool, don’t you think Santa? So, that’s it for now. I know you have a lot more letters to read and work to do.
All the best and safe travels to you, Rudolf and the others.
Thanks Santa. Your friend,
(p.s. to my readers…although I might make a few pennies from a purchase of my book on Amazon, I have no affiliation with Brill mowers, Clean Air Gardening or West County Gardener. Just passing on some over the fence info, gardener to gardener)