Do you have a small child that is unable to concentrate and won’t eat their veggies? Gardening might be your answer.
NPR Says “School Program Denver Urban Gardens out of Colorado found out that 73% of children that garden eat more produce.” I know that my girls don’t eat their veggies right now but I am willing to try to get them to eat more if this works. They would be so much healthier if they ate their veggies.
Digging into dirt helps release serotonin into the blood stream. Serotonin is thought to improve concentration levels and, make people less anxious. This helps them learn better. I found out about this at healinglandscapes.org. I know if my girls are less anxious and concentrate better they can sleep better. Plus they just got excersize from gardening, because they were raking and digging in the dirt, so they will be very tired. So they will be less grumpy in the morning. Yay! Also these effects will last longer than one day, without having to do the gardening work again. Sounds great for my family. Sometimes we get super busy and can’t work in our garden every day.
Maybe you will give it a try too this year. Do you want to garden now? Feel free to leave your comments or questions below. I will answer them as soon as I can.