Tuesday 27th April day 2 of #Nalionalgardeningweek
its a well known fact that gardening is good for your health not only physically but mentally too. Experts have researched and written papers on it, doctors can prescribe it on the NHS and i know it from first hand experience.
I am at best a socially awkward person i can do people in 1's and 2's but social groups i find hard unless i have a job to do then i'm fine. I over think things and replay conversations in my head wondering if i've said the right thing and what i could have said or done better . Gardening helps me combat this for me its my safe space a go to when i need to de-stress weeding, watering, planting even just looking at a garden help ground, me leaving me calmer and more able to cope with life's ups and downs. I use gardening as a way of connecting to people giving plants as gifts to let them know i was thinking about them even if we havnt spoken much lately.
so if your feeling a bit anxious or out of sorts try giving gardening a go. From a pot or hanging basket by the back door to an allotment like plot 33 it will lift your sprites and possibly make you smile
Greening Stoke is a project run in partnership between Festival Stoke and Letting in the Light. We are based in Stoke-on-Trent.
We are started this adventure in January 2021 in the middle of a national lockdown. Gradually, as things begin to open up, close down and then open up again, Rachel and Anne abided by all the Covid-19 Government guidance, worked in a socially distanced way, to prepare and maintain Plot 33 so that they were eventually able to invite the community to work with them.
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