Gardening for Health and Happiness

In today’s world this is important for everyone, but especially for children. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the University of California Medical School came to the same conclusion after finding that kids that were eating mainstream foods were exceeding cancer benchmark levels for several known carcinogens.

Wondering how to get kids to eat more fresh, organic produce? The easiest way is to get them gardening too! The process of gardening slowly introduces kids to new foods which increases their interest in trying them.

The wellness benefits of gardening include an improved diet and months of physical tasks. Garden work requires solid core strength and the use of different muscle groups.

Not only does gardening improve your physical health but it also improves your mental health. Gardening gets you outside among trees, bushes, birds, and more. It may offer the same benefits of Japan’s “forest bathing”, which is time spent relaxing.

Organic produce in stores can be very pricey. Gardening and growing your own produce can save your pockets, and you know more about what you’re getting. Sharing is also part of the gardening lifestyle, and the giving and receiving of extra produce gets the needle bouncing on the happy scale every time.