Welcome into the mind and soul of someone who has come to find peace, as well as motivation in plants! Not only do they bring joy into her life, but they each hold a small piece of her being. This is my mother, someone who’s green thumb and passion for nature inspired me to look for mine. Caring for plants can bring a little pocket of peace and a moment of self-care from the constant chaos around us. In the video below we hope to bring a bit of joy and encouragement by stepping into nature and looking for your small moment of peace.Read more
Benefits of Growing Flowers and How to Get Started
Growing flowers and other types of gardening is beneficial for yourself, your family, and the environment. It can improve your health, help other plants grow, and save money. It can also help you learn from local farmers! In this article, you will learn about three reasons you should grow flowers, follow one person’s journey of growing dahlias, and get some advice on how to get started!Read more
Mental and Physical Benefits of Gardening
After COVID-19, there has been a spike in mental health issues that has affected people in many ways. Research has shown that green spaces and nature have a positive impact on mental health. Even a simple park with trees can positively impact one’s wellbeing. Gardening has also been shown to be beneficial to physical and mental wellbeing and health. Gardening helps an individual feel oneness with nature, increases happiness, and lowers the risk for many mental illnesses. It is said, “Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.” -Unknown.Read more
Garden Fun Spring Break Ideas for Families!
With Spring Break coming up, here is a list of fun activities for families to partake in this spring!
Find the link here: https://extension.illinois.edu/blogs/flowers-fruits-and-frass/2021-03-12-garden-fun-families-spring-break
Why Gardening May Give You a Healthier, Longer Life
Do you garden? If not, you might want to consider starting!
People have been caring for and harvesting plants since the dawn of time, but as society continues to move into an urban-based lifestyle, fewer people are gardening for themselves. However, while we may no longer need to grow our own food anymore, learning to garden is still a great idea because it can fulfill more than just our physical needs! Whether it be a garden of vegetables, flowers, herbs, or a combination of the three, growing our own plants has been shown to yield psychological benefits that have lasting effects.Read more