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Gardening Improves Well-Being

Gardening helps lower stress, improves our attention span, makes us feel more peaceful and content, provides exercise, reduces depression and increases vitamin D via sun exposure.

            A National Gardening Survey reported that the average household spending on gardening activities increased by 19 percent in 2020, with 86 percent of households participating in some form of gardening.

            WebMD says, “Gardening can make you feel more peaceful and content. Focusing your attention on the immediate tasks and details of gardening can reduce negative thoughts and feelings and can make you feel better in the moment. Just spending time around plants eases stress for many people and boosts self-esteem.”

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