We in the US spend as much as 90% of our time indoors leading an extremely sedentary, disconnected, and unhealthy lifestyle. More than 30% of adults are obese. Children from the age of five to 16 spend over 6 hours a day in front of screens. This lifestyle leads to a multitude of relationship, health and mental disorders. Gardening and raising plants benefits you in ways you might not expect! Research has shown that gardening helps with stress, mental health, physical health, improves the immune system, reduces noise, and encourages and overall healthier lifestyle. It engages critical functions like strength, endurance, dexterity, learning, problem solving, sensory awareness, and social interaction. It teaches children life skills such as sense of responsibility, self-confidence, patients, communication skills, and makes one more observant. It encourages parents to spend more quality time with children, and kids that garden tend to eat more fruits and vegetables. Gardening has even been found to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and dementia.
Gardening is the antidote for modern life! Click on the articles below to find out more: