I'm grateful for plants. They are critical in producing the oxygen I require to breath as well as acting as a sink for carbon dioxide. Plants provide me with food, shelter, warmth, recreation and beauty. Plants help cool the environment, protect groundwater by filtering out pollutants while preventing soil erosion and sustaining wildlife. Many important medications have botanical origins.
Plants teach persistence and resilience in the face of adversity. I have studied plants most of my life but there is still so much more to learn.