Garden!!! Garden, not just for the free vegetables. Gardening is for the whole you.
Gardening builds you up emotionally, physically, spiritually, socially, and professionally. Just get out there and you’ll see.
- Reduce symptoms of anxiety, attention deficit, stress, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder
- Enhance memory retention, happiness, life satisfaction, and self-esteem
- Adequate vitamin D levels (produced in the skin from sunlight*) produces serotonin, a “feel good” hormone
- Full-body exercise has broad disease prevention and mood boosting impacts
- Fresh veggies like peppers, tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, and broccoli can protect against disease and reduce the impacts of aging
- Vitamin D produced in the skin from sunshine* protects against cancers and other diseases
- Gardens remind us of the positive paths that we choose to take
- Work, constant learning, patience and reliance on love and vision to keep us going
- It forces us to soften up and see that true, sustainable success comes from cooperation with the land, and other people
- Whether in a community garden or in the yard, others with an interest in gardening will appear
- Gardening groups exist in nearly every community and are a good way to connect with others
- Don’t forget to swap your excess with the neighbors or a local food pantry
- Anything that improves your health, stamina and stress levels can help improve careers, but there’s more!
- Hobbies (like gardening), increase one’s creativity, reduce burnout and supports a better attitude at work
Make sure to get the all clear from a medical provider. Stay current on tetanus shots and use sun protection including sunscreen, a wide-brim hat, bug spray and plenty of water. You may get the best tasting tomatoes you’ve ever had
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