Gardening has a multitude of benefits:
- The activity of gardening is good for your health. Gardening can be a good source of exercise, provide stress relief, improve mental health, and boost nutrition.
- Gardening can improve your diet. Studies show that gardening increases fruit and vegetable consumption in children.
- Gardening can help improve self esteem and improve overall well-being. Studies show that 30 minutes a week in the garden is enough to produce a beneficial effect.
- Organic gardening benefits the environment by cutting down on pesticide use, building soil health, and increasing biodiversity.
- Green spaces can improve cognitive ability. A new study finds that vegetation around schools cuts down on air pollution and boosts memory and attention.
- Gardening can enhance academic performance. Studies show that students who engage in gardening score higher on science achievement tests.
- Gardening can save you money. When done wisely, gardening can reduce food costs and save you trips to the grocery store.
- Houseplants can increase oxygen levels indoors and improve air quality, thereby mitigating disease.
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