Here’s the rest of the story about the youth service trip….
We finished up with Habitat for Humanity on Thursday, June 20. From there, we drove to the Big Oak Canyon site of Earthroots Field School, in Silverado Canyon east of Los Angeles. We worked there on Friday, June 21, helping prune and rehabilitate an abandoned orchard, and doing some trail maintenance. We camped at Big Oak Canyon — half of us slept outside under the stars. (Since June 21 was Pee on Earth Day, several of us celebrated the day by avoiding the portapotty when possible.) Then on Saturday, June 22, we drove back up to Palo Alto.
Starting tomorrow — Sunday, June 23 — Carol and I start driving across the country to visit family.
(Posted on July 1, and backdated.)
Carol describes how she celebrated Pee on Earth Day at General Assembly in this blog post. We’re staying in a motel in downtown Phoenix, so she couldn’t just go outdoors and pee; her solution to the problem of urban peeing involves a plastic container and a convenient (and grateful) palm tree.
Don’t forget that Pee on Earth Day is June 21 in the northern hemisphere. According to Carol, clean water is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity in many parts of the world, so flushing urine (which is basically sterile) down the drain with a couple of gallons of perfectly good drinking water doesn’t make sense. Make a political statement tomorrow, and promote pee on earth.
More information, including proper urine/water dilution ratio for plants, can be found here.