Gardening’s Psychological Benefits (07-01-22)

Research completed at the University of Florida confirms that there are significant psychological benefits linked to gardening.  Researchers determined via a study published in PLoS ONE that “many people may indeed reap mental health benefits from working with plants — even if they’ve never gardened before. . . . gardening activities lowered stress, anxiety and depression in healthy women who attended twice-weekly gardening classes. None of study participants had gardened before. . .  . In the gardening sessions, participants learned how to compare and sow seeds, transplant different kinds of plants, and harvest and taste edible plants.”

“Gardening Can Cultivate Better Mental Health.”  2022.  Press release, University of Florida, https://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/news/2022/07/06/gardening-can-cultivate-better-mental-health/