Does getting out in the sun, getting some exercise, having delicious food right in your backyard, and reducing your environmental footprint sound good to you? If so, you might not need much coaxing to start your own garden. Either way, beginning your own garden is a great activity to undertake, and spring gardening is a great way to get into it. The reasons for starting a garden are broad and beneficial, for your health, your family, and your community. Here are three of our best reasons for starting your own garden.
For Your Health
Whether you’re fresh out of school, or leaping into retirement, gardening is the perfect pastime for getting out in the sun. Along with the physical activity that comes with gardening, there are a wide range of positive health benefits that come from spending time soaking up some rays. These include:
- Natural exposure to sufficient levels of Vitamin D
- Better sleeping habits
- Positive mood boosting
For Your Mental Health
Gardening brings together a ton of aspects that work to help you create a positive, healthy, happy mental state. One of the main ones is the sense of responsibility that comes from the ongoing care that a garden requires. Keeping your garden alive and healthy requires patience, attention to detail, and nurturing, all of which bring meaning to your life, and give you internal reward and motivation.
Another mental health benefit of gardening is the connection you build with nature. One of the most common roots (pardon the pun) of anxiety and depression is a disconnect between you and the natural world, and gardening puts nature firmly back in the picture. Being out in nature on a regular basis also helps you to relax, let go of stress, and reach a more meditative resting state.
For The Environment
Growing your own food is a great way to cut down on your environmental footprint. It also keeps industrial toxins and pesticides out of your food. If you’re looking to get the most out of your garden this year, Bokashi Cycle is here to help. Using our patented bokashi fermentation organic waste disposal products, you can recycle food scraps into productive soil nutrients, helping your grow healthy, tastier crops, while also cutting down the drawbacks of composting.
If you’re interested in checking out how Bokashi Cycle can invigorate your garden this year, visit our online store to learn more about the bokashi fermentation system that’s best for you.