How gardening improves mental health

Stressed out? Maybe it’s time to dig in the dirt. A recent study highlighted in Agweek confirmed gardening has tremendous benefits for reducing stress and improving mental health. Struggling to relax or focus? Try planting some seeds and watching flowers grow. Or, bury a tomato plant and watch one-half of a Caprese salad sprout before your eyes. The experts at WebMD confirm the correlation between time spent around plants and a sense of peace. And more Americans than ever are sowing the seeds of sanity as they give backyard gardening a try. In this solo episode, I’ll share how I got into gardening and how it’s kept my mind clear during some of life’s most stressful times.On this Dying to Ask: The science of why gardening is good for mental healthWhy watching things grow is good for focus How to get started even if you have a small space and limited budgetOther places to listenCLICK HERE to listen on iTunesCLICK HERE to listen on Stitcher

Stressed out? Maybe it’s time to dig in the dirt.

A recent study highlighted in Agweek confirmed gardening has tremendous benefits for reducing stress and improving mental health.

Struggling to relax or focus?

Try planting some seeds and watching flowers grow. Or, bury a tomato plant and watch one-half of a Caprese salad sprout before your eyes.

The experts at WebMD confirm the correlation between time spent around plants and a sense of peace.

And more Americans than ever are sowing the seeds of sanity as they give backyard gardening a try.

In this solo episode, I’ll share how I got into gardening and how it’s kept my mind clear during some of life’s most stressful times.

On this Dying to Ask:

  • The science of why gardening is good for mental health
  • Why watching things grow is good for focus
  • How to get started even if you have a small space and limited budget

Other places to listen

CLICK HERE to listen on iTunes
CLICK HERE to listen on Stitcher

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