With greater distances between stores and farms, most produce is picked before it's ripe. This means it doesn't have as much time to fully develop those important vitamins and minerals we need to consume.
Whether you're growing nutritious foods or beautiful flowers, gardening takes some work. Gardening is a great option if you're not a fan of going to the gym or want some diversity in your daily exercise.
Being surrounded by nature and engaging in mindful activities, like gardening, promotes relaxation and a sense of well-being. Activities, such as watering or simply looking at beautiful flowers, can help you to be more present and mindful.
While most things around us provide instant gratification, gardening helps us slow down and appreciate small growth over time. It's a great way to practice delayed gratification and also teaches lessons on problem-solving and resilience.