I’m raising funds for the Sierra Club.
Why?....because of my professional and personal background.
As a child I grew up on a very large farm in Connecticut. There were apple and peach orchards, strawberry and asparagus fields, barns, greenhouses and a nursery. This land had been in the family for generations. My father went to the University of Massachusetts, studied Agriculture and Horticulture, and later worked on the farm with my grandfather. The memories of that early time are etched in my memory.
Not only the open space and freedom that the land provided me, but the beauty of watching things grow.
Those memories are also filled with loss. In the early 50's very toxic chemical sprays were used in the orchards. This was a common practice. No one wore protective gear and I never heard the word "organic" used at that time. Old photos show my father using those sprays....and he died of cancer at age 36. This is one reason I support the Sierra Club which helps to educate us and to protect our land, water, and air!
And it is no surprise that the farm greenhouses and nursery were the fertilizer that provided the seeds of my becoming a professional garden photographer for magazines and books. Plus, I have a new interest in learning more about climate change and how to visually educate and communicate ways to improve our environment.
I know the Sierra Club will take the funds we raise and use them
to have a big impact on environmental issues that we all care about.
My goal is $600. Please help me cross the finish line by making a donation.
The Sierra Club is making our communities better – they’re protecting natural places near cities and suburbs and working hard to ensure clean air and water for all.
If you'd like to learn more about their mission, you can check out sierraclub.org, or participate in their campaigns at addup.org!
Thanks so much!