Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Gardening Initiative + A Giveaway! - Erin's Inside Job

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Gardening Initiative + A Giveaway!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day. All opinions are my own.

Last week I mentioned that I had the opportunity to satisfy one of my greatest passions…weeding.

Truly, I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it since it’s not every day that I’m faced with an area large enough for a garden here in downtown Chicago.

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The event was held at the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm in Albany Park. This farm is one of the largest community gardens in the city and has plots for more than 100 refugee families who grow food for their own families as well as the community.

What I loved about this farm is that many of the residents who garden here were farmers in their home countries, so the act of gardening not only helps their physical health, but their mental as well.

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The event was sponsored by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, who graciously provided aprons, ALL the soaps, seed papers, and even some fancy hand washing stations which I’ll get to in a sec.

They also partnered up with the American Community Garden Associationย (ACGA) to put on this volunteer event, a non-profit organization of volunteers, professionals, and member-organizations working in support of community greening in rural and urban areas across the U.S.

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We were helping to garden as part of National Plant Something Day, a day which encourages people to get out and plant flowers, herbs, veggies, or whatever they want! I was lucky enough to spend the day with some amazing people, including fellow bloggers Allie and dynamic duo Caitlin and Danielle.

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My friend Katie also came out to help with all the weeding and planting. At first, I was minimally enthused about planting things, but when I heard that they needed some serious weeding, I knew THIS WAS MY JAM.

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I’ve included every unflattering picture in this post, such as this one with a plant up my nose.

We were informed that these were early bulbs of garlic, but when I was growing up and picking weeds off the side of the road (stop judging me), I was told they were wild onions. I’m pretty sure the garden director knows more than I do, but who knows.

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That monstrosity in my hand is one dandelion plant. ONE. They’re notoriously hard to get out of the ground, but thanks to the soil being mostly compost, weeds came up with no problem at all which made the day 100 times better.

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Some groups planted, while you can see that I spent the entire time chasing down weeds and manically ripping them from the ground.

After we were done, we were able to wash our hands at these amazing sinks and could choose from several scents of Mrs. Meyer’s to use.

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A quick bit about these soaps:

  • Developed by Thelma Meyer, an Iowa housewife with a passion for gardening. She wanted to be able to bring the scents of her garden inside while also creating an environmentally-friendly cleaning product.
  • Cruelty-free and not tested on animals
  • Each fragrance is a one-note scent made with essential oils from flowers and herbs (THERE’S A BASIL SCENT).

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I guess I’m staring lovingly at these soaps?

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Oh look, the love is returned. (Don’t mind me, I’ve been up since 4 am).

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As a way to continue their Plant Something Day campaign, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day also has two different ways to help give back and improve the environment:

initiative

If you’re looking for some AWESOME cleaning products (I’ve been using them since the event and think they’re great!) and want to give back, head to their website to get your orders in before June 15th!

And for ONE lucky winner, I have a gift basket full of cleaning products for you! You’ll get:

  • Glass cleaner
  • Hand soap
  • Dish soap
  • Tub & tile cleaner
  • Basil seed papers (pictured toward the top of this post)

The seed papers are simply biodegradable sheets of paper with basil seeds embedded in them. Lay the paper under a thin layer of soil and water, which breaks down the paper and releases the seeds. I have about 21657467 of my own since I kill basil like nobody’s business.

Mrs Meyers Clean Day Gift

To enter, simply choose from the following options in the widget below. The giveaway will be open for one week, ending at midnight on June 1st. Good luck!

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Questions:

  • Do you like to garden?
  • Planting or weeding?
  • Do you use Mrs. Meyer’s products?

63 comments on “Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Gardening Initiative + A Giveaway!

  1. my bf is super fussy and won’t use anything but Mrs. Meyer’s! The one concession is my beloved Charlies Soap from NC ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I love Mrs. Meyer’s hand soaps! They smell so good – and I can be picky about scents ๐Ÿ˜› Also, please teach me to love weeding. I was totally fine with every other chore my parents asked me to do growing up, but I hate weeding like nothing else. (Which is why they made sure they asked me to do that. Apparently, you’re not allowed to like all of your chores or something.)
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  3. I have a rule that my products are all cruelty free as I am vegan so I am a huge fan. Their products work and they smell amazing. I use them all. I love to weed, I just spent time weeding in a new garden. Great give a way!!!!

  4. YAY! Spring cleaning which product do I NEED the most? The bathtub cleaner because hashtag germaphobe. Which product do I WANT the most? Those basil papers! Because hashtag brownthumb

  5. I need the dish soap. I need like, all the dish soap. These PEOPLE (aka my family) seem to manage to make dirty more dishes than we even own. Lol also, love the post; really getting into plants this year as I’ve sort of figured out how to make them grow as opposed to killing them (yay!)

  6. I need the Tub and Tile Cleaner for my shower to fight mold and mildew especially in the summer. Thank you so much!

  7. I would love the Tub & tile cleaner and extra coffee for me on the day I have to clean the tub–not my fave activity.

  8. I have to have something to clean the shower and the bathroom. That Mrs Meyers Tub & Tile stuff is pretty fantastic actually. It took me most of my life to figure out that I hated cleaning because the chemical products were making me sick. Now I don’t mind at all.

  9. Hmmm….I actually use dish soap the most, but I really need the tub cleaner. I don’t like all the regular ones out there, can’t take the chemical smells and they irritate the skin on my hands.

  10. I have gardens galore this year and would always love some help weeding! If you ever find yourself at the beach with the urge to weed….come on over! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have any of the other gardeners out there found themselves with a lack of pollenators. this year?
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