“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more” - John Burroughs (1837-1921), American naturalist and writer
Gardening is a very healthy hobby, on so many levels. It’s not just about filling our tummy either, there’s a lot more to be had from a well designed garden than a tasty meal!
Studies show that gardening promotes physical health, mental health through relaxation and satisfaction, and better nutrition [Source: Wakefield].
Gardening can indeed feed the body, mind and spirit! And that’s important for a sustainable society.
Gardening for the Body
The primary reason why people decided thousands of years ago to grow plants was to sustain their bodies. This is still a very valid reason today, but there are many other reasons why gardening is beneficial to our physical health. Continue reading »