The news that the NHS is piloting an eight-week course in gardening and vegetable growing to help combat depression is very welcome.
The process of growing some of your own food can have a restorative effect on mental health. Being part of the natural world, sowing, watering, weeding, pruning, harvesting and eating the plants helps to re-establish one’s individual connection with our planet, its seasons and rhythms.
There is, too, enough light exercise to boost endorphin levels.
(READ the story in the Guardian)