This will be my third Mother’s Day and while we don’t really make a big deal of these Hallmark occasions, I can always expect a little something to acknowledge all my hard work.
- Buy Local – Consider making your mom a meal at home with locally grown food instead of going out. Or buy a gift for her from a local artisan or shop in your community.
- Dine responsibly – If you would prefer to take mom out to dinner choose a restaurant that follows best practices for sustainability. Here is a great list of locavore restaurants in Toronto.
- Make a donation – Instead of buying a gift for mom that she probably doesn’t need, make a donation on her behalf to an organization that supports a food or agriculture related issue. A couple to consider are FoodShare Toronto and (my favourite) The Stop Community Food Centre.
- Help out in the community – Share a meal with those less fortunate by lending a hand at a soup kitchen or food bank.
- Plant a garden – Get out in the yard as a family and spend the day mucking about planting a vegetable garden. It’s a great activity for the whole family and is a gift that will keep on giving all summer-long.