“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
Such wise words, President Lincoln. Experience Earth Day every day by appreciating the world and its natural beauty. Abraham Lincoln spent 14 years in our area and we honor his childhood with 13 Lincoln-era replica cabins at Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum, the Living Historical Farm inside Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, the 2,026-acre Lincoln State Park, and more.
Not only can you explore the land Lincoln walked as a young boy, but you can also taste its bounty at local farm markets. The rolling hills of southern Indiana serve as a beautiful plantation for homegrown produce. Local farmers are a crucial asset to the Earth’s growth and preservation. Visiting a farm market can put a new perspective on what you are putting into your body and how to protect the Earth.
Watch this video from the owner of the local farm market, Pumpkins and More, Bill Wirthwein, on what Earth Day means to him, why he farms, a delicious recipe for tomatoes, and more!