Garden Resolutions: Garden Goals For The New Year

By Teo Spengler | December 30, 2020
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by Teo Spengler
December 30, 2020

Okay, I’ll admit it straight up: I am someone who loves making New Year’s resolutions. Or birthday resolutions or goals for the academic year or the spring. Do I have New Year’s garden resolutions? Of course, I do!

New Year Goals and Garden Resolutions

I have always love organizing my energy into different streams that allow me to work toward ends that are important to me. Even more, I love taking the time to evaluate my life and determine what I need to do to make it better.

I’ve never believed I would win the lottery or inherit a fortune. And, maybe because of the lack of faith, I never have. But I’ve changed my life in constructive, creative ways – big and small – by making goals and working toward them.

As a Taurus, working the soil and helping plants grow is an important part of my life. “Do more gardening” often wedges its way into my top five New Year goals, but it’s much better to craft garden resolutions that are more specific. For example, a goal like “start a compost bin“ is much more likely to get done than a goal like “do more ecological things in the backyard.”

One reason these specific resolutions are more productive is that they are completable. Once you construct a compost bin, you can cross the goal off your list with a decisive stroke of the red pen. While “do more ecological things in the backyard” is never really done.

Current Garden Goals for the New Year

This year, I am limiting myself to three main garden goals for the New Year. More is tempting, but then the resolutions begin to fall into the category of daydreams. I want three solid goals that can be crossed off over time. These are the current top contenders for the year ahead:

Check back 12 months from now and I will reveal which of these got done, and which stayed mere wishes.

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