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, consider getting them manual or rechargeable lawn and landscape tools. They’re awesome and a lot more efficient than they used to be. Personally, I’m hoping you can manage to talk the folks at Fiskars into releasing one of their brand new reel mowers that will be coming out soon. Just ask them for the Momentum; that’s the name they’ve given it and I hear it works awesomely! (I've included a picture at the top of this post so you can show your elves). By the way, they would make great gifts since they’re pretty cheap and don’t take up as much room in your sleigh. Come to think of it, I’ve never seen pictures of your place other than winter but if the snow ever melts, you might want to think about getting one of these babies for yourself. (Frankly Santa, I think the exercise would do you good).
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 whenever you get a chance.
Finally, we all need a good pair of gloves. West County Gardener Company has a new style that’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,