Omer Learning: Day 38: Improving our Environment

The Count

Tonight we count the following day of the Omer:

Today is 38 days, which is 5 weeks and 3 days of the Omer

See: The blessings and procedure for counting the Omer.

Today’s Learning

The topic of today’s learning is Improving our Environment. It was contributed by Jeanne.

Give the environment a rest and forgo use of pesticides and fertilizers on your lawn. It will look green and you’ll support an ecosystem in your yard while protecting drinking water supplies and the Chesapeake Bay. Dandelions are easy to get out with a simple hand tool.

Editor’s Note: Andy’s comment to a previous Omer Learning tip seems appropriate to include here:
Dandelions are perhaps the most widely available edible “weed.” In Greece, dandelion salad is one of the most popular salads and you can get it in most restaurants.

So pull them from your yard, but don’t forget to eat them!

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