Events for April
Cancer Control Month
The American Cancer Society has designated April as Cancer Control Month. What does this mean to you? It means early detection is the keep to successful treatment. As women you should make sure to get your annual well check-ups which should Pap smear and mammogram, depending on your age and health history. Beware of other early warnings sign such as any unusual lumps, especially during monthly breast exams, or unexplained bleeding or unusual molds. You know your body better than anyone else and should be the strongest advocate. Check out National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP).
Prepare for your Herb Garden
April is an excellence time to get prepared to plant your herb garden and enjoy the spring weather and get in some exercise while doing so. You can either plant the garden indoors or outside. While outside preparing your perfect spot for this garden, you will be outside enjoying the fresh air, burning calories and getting ready to plant some fresh herbs to use for those healthy recipes. The recommendation is to plant herbs in early or mid-May. You can plan on planting Basil, Borage, Chervil, Sesame, and Savory. Herb gardens are fun and tasty. You can also plant your herb garden on your patio or porch. One suggestion is to use 5 gal plastic buckets. Go to Backyard Gardener.