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Why Garden? Ten Reasons
Many vegetables lose nutrition very quickly. Food fresh from your garden is very high in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and micro-nutrients. Science is still discovering new health benefits of fresh vegetables and herbs.
You can eat your food picked fresh from the garden. Try boiling water before picking the corn. You can't get much fresher! Help your kids eat those peas right from the vine.
Spend your spare time among the flowers and greens: plants of such beauty growing from soil and manure. Sit among your Royal Mix sweet peas - the colors and smells are delightful!
Growing food is called agriculture. You don't have to go to a museum or a library for culture. Our food comes from cultures of Native Americans (corn, beans, squash). Our food comes from Europe and the Mediterranean, from Asia and all over the world. Many of these seeds are living heirlooms. Through our gardening, we become part of that synthesis of culture.
Vegetables and flowers just keep getting more expensive. Certainly medical costs keep soaring. It is hard to figure dollars per hour in the garden, but in many visible and hidden ways a garden is a smart money move.
Outdoors in the fresh air. From the very young to the very old: dig a little, plant a little, harvest. This exercise can benefit your health, wealth and well-being.
7. MENTAL RELAXATION
Therapy is very expensive and mental strain costs in many ways. Peace and well-being are only as far away as the pea patch. Let those troubles flow out through your hands into the soil. Forget Freud, remember to water!
Grow the spice of life. You can grow a cornucopia of food from all over the world. Mizuna, delicate lettuces, fragrant flowers and spicy healthful herbs.
We can learn history, biology, chemistry, culture and many other good teachings in the garden. The secrets of life and health are in our seeds and roots. Our children can learn the most valuable lessons of life, there among the sunflowers.
Gardening is the most important thing you can do to heal the Earth, bar none. Commercial food usess a lot of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and oil to produce. Even organic produce requires oil for transportation and to be stored, cooled and protected. Practice wise use in the garden by practicing environmentalism in the garden!
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