4 Eco-friendly Ways to Keep Your Fall Green By
It’s time for Virginians to get out and enjoy the fall season. The leaves are changing, pumpkins patches are all over the place, yummy root vegetables are available at farmers markets, and Halloween is right around the corner. We’ve thought up a few great ways to get out and enjoy the season while staying green…
- Visit a national park and take a hike. Show your kids the red, orange and yellow Fall foliage. Our very own Blue Ridge Parkway colors are peaking now and until late October. We’ve also got some fantastic hikes around Richmond. Try Three Lakes Park and Echo Lake or see trails.com for some ideas.
- Take the family apple picking. Visit a local orchard, taste the best apples straight from the tree, and support our local farmers. There are so many varieties on offer here in Virginia, so get out there and enjoy.
- Make some delicious butternut soup with a fresh local squash and apples. Simply peel and chop an onion, an apple and a squash, stir in an inch of grated ginger, a few cups of water salt and pepper. When soft, vooosh in blender…and voila, sunshine in a bowl.
- Make your own Halloween costume. Yes, that’s right…make it. Don’t be tempted by special deals on pre-made super hero suits at big-name stores. Get creative, and teach your kids creativity by making your own cheaper, cooler and original costume this year.