Nature’s distancing…

One of the lessons that my students learned early in my science classes was the needs for plant growth and health. Air, water and SPACE. Soil and nutrients (think of vitamins) were an aid for most plants but not a necessity. We can learn from plants right now; for us to thrive and survive we NEED SPACE, aka, social distancing. The teacher in me often reminded students to allow for “personal space”; now this is more relevant than ever. When plants are overcrowded they do not all survive. Learn this trick and stay healthy everyone. (Remember: plants make their own food from the water and air) Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg
These new shoots on this tree remind me of natural’s ability to provide SPACE for new growth. These new shoots on this tree perhaps are growing from whatever space allowed for their emergence; but shoots that appear on a tree’s trunk in random places are evidence of stress and the tree’s determination to survive. Given SPACE and time they will become healthy new branches. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg

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