Our ancestors used to spend much of their time growing their food and flowers. We’ve lost this direct connection and the associated sensations and benefits.
- Minimize stress
- Enhance mental clarity
- Provide feelings of reward
- Reduce the risk for obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, depression, colon cancer and premature death (considered a moderate-level activity by the CDC)
- Provide fresh food!
How I add this to my life: I ALWAYS plant at least one tomato plant each year. Sometimes, it’s only in a pot on my back doorstep. For several years, I volunteered on a farm that provided employment for disabled adults.