always been my belief that gardening is beneficial
for everyone. I believe that having children garden teaches
them the fragility of life and that nurturing will have its
benefits. If children grow fruits and vegetables the reward is in
eating the results of their labours. For example growing Sweet
Million or Sungold tomatoes will allow them to
pick and eat their
sweet tender fruit. This experience will be embed in their
minds, a memory that will last lifetime.
memories of bunny ears, a thorn, of soil in your hands or mud between your
toes becomes ingrained forever.
Combine this with the smells of Sage (turkey dressing); Oregano (Pizza)
or the peppery taste of nasturtium flowers will be with all of us
forever. These memories are used when designing gardens for Alzheimer's
Gardening has been used for along time to increase the circulation and
mobility of the elderly and the physically challenged.
The responsibility and nurturing aspects of gardening is being used in
the treatment of all kinds of addictions.
In short gardening is good for whatever ails you. If you need further proof
just hand someone a pair of secateurs and watch what happens.
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LAST UPDATED August 2011