As Father’s Day approaches, there is a lot of buzz going around about the qualities that make up a “good father”. I think about this as I look outside at the lush vegetation that has been tended to so lovingly and I come to the conclusion that it says a lot about a man who gardens. It takes a special kind of a person to foster a green thumb. A person willing to challenge an uncontrollable force, mother nature. A person with patience. A person who believes that the actions of today will be relevant in the days ahead. 

tomato garden

The qualities inherent to those with green thumbs often extend past gardening. In the same way a man nurtures his plants so gently, shading them from the harshness of the outside world in just the right amounts; he must shade his children. He tends to both of them, fostering them from tiny seedlings to healthy, strong adults. There is no control, only influence.

father and son

Like their plants, fathers patiently love and nurture their children through all the seasons of life. And so on Father’s Day, it’s only natural for me to celebrate dad’s green thumb. Perhaps dad has been eyeing a new trellis for his berry vines or a new power grader. With gardening, it’s easy to find gifts that keep on giving, but few gifts have the ability to pay it forward quite like a good cup of coffee.

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Delivered by dad’s favorite child (naturally) and then enjoyed looking out over the garden. When that coffee is made with the new BetterBrew Eco Coffee Pod it gives back three fold. Cameron’s Coffee has introduced single serve pods that work in your Keurig® and use compostable materials—like lidding made from paper and rings made from corn, beets and wood rather than plastic. How awesome is that?!?! 

Impress dad with this gardening tip. Composting coffee grounds helps to add nitrogen to your compost pile. It adds organic material to the soil, which improves drainage, water retention and aeration. The used coffee grounds will also help microorganisms beneficial to plant growth thrive as well as attract earthworms. Plus, coffee grounds act as a natural repellent for slugs and snails.

Once dad is done using them he will have shared many great cups of coffee, have compost for his garden and cut down on the current problem of plastic K-Cups® stacking up in landfills around the world. It’s the gift that keeps giving, and giving, and giving. 

eco coffee pod

This post brought to you by Cameron’s Coffee but all opinions remain my own.

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