Spring is here at last and I imagine many readers are in full gardening mode! For those who compost and only use environmentally-friendly chemicals and methods, great work and continue to do so!

I knew that Mother Nature benefitted from our recycling, but I had not considered that she was, herself, an avid recycler. In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) brochure, Why Greenscape?, it is pointed out that “in nature, soil recycles dead plants into nutrients for new plant growth. Maintaining a wide variety of healthy plants, soil organisms, beneficial insects and animals can keep most pests and diseases in check. By working with nature, you can have a great-looking yard that’s easier to care for, cheaper to maintain and healthier for families, pets, wildlife and the environment.”

Judie Butterfield is chairman of the borough Recycling Committee and can be reached at 717-337-0724 or jbfd@comcast.net.

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