— THE BEST 7 REASONS —
to get dirty
GARDENING IS TRENDY. WHETHER IN YOUR OWN GARDEN, ON YOUR BALCONY, IN A RENTED FIELD ON THE EDGE OF TOWN OR IN ONE OF THE RAISED BEDS ON THE ROOF OF A HIP HIGH-RISE BUILDING.
WHAT’S THE POINT OF REGULARLY SWAPPING YOUR KEYBOARD AND MOBILE PHONE FOR A SPADE AND GARDEN SHEARS AND DIGGING IN THE SOIL INSTEAD OF THE DATA NETWORK?
WORKING IN NATURE HELPS YOU STAY HEALTHY LONGER. Recent medical studies from Canada show that gardening helps reduce the likelihood of many chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis and arthritis. From Blue to Green is the title of a major medical study in Australia on the positive effects of gardening to alleviate depression.
CREATIVITY. Many fashion designers are proud of their gardens and see them as an extended form of their creativity for the catwalk. Joseph Beuys said “gardening doesn’t interest me” and yet there are wonderful plant drawings, watercolors and pressed plants from his early creative period and from his last years, each of which, in keeping with a botanist, he labeled with its Latin technical term as well as the place and year where it was found.
STRESS REDUCTION. Permanent multitasking and little control over the end result of our work as a consequence of the world based on division of labor, gnaw at the nervous system. The garden, on the other hand, represents a refuge where we can decide as we please. And nothing is more effective and at the same time healthier than cutting trees and bushes to get rid of aggression and relieve stress.
WIDE RANGE OF MOVEMENTS. The various tasks in the garden require postures that we very rarely adopt in everyday life. In this way, a wide variety of muscle groups are trained. Try it out. Even if yoga and running in the woods are on your daily schedule – after the first hour of plucking weeds in the garden, sore muscles are guaranteed.
After the gardener and the hot shower or a nice bath, if you pamper the body with the aroma oil SIEVER_S intact, you can use the scent of orange, lime, thyme and cypress to prolong the beneficial elements of the gardener a little more and at the same time do something good for your body.
FROM LEAF TO ROOT. Is the concept of innovative chefs who use very many parts of fruits and vegetables that are often removed or discarded in the trade or in their own kitchens. Thus, radish leaf salad, coffee granité with walnut leaves and potatoes broccoli drunk roast.
This works best when you plant your own vegetables to use all parts of them. The checking look at the label and country of origin can be omitted and you are sure to process unsprayed fruits and vegetables.
CUSTOMIZE. For some gardeners, the aesthetic aspect is paramount: a garden all in white, a Zen garden with perfect sight lines, or a cheerfully colorful cottage garden. Every gardener can be happy after his own fashion. Thoughtfulness and planning, design and the joy of watching your ideas grow and change daily offers fulfilling enjoyment without any fashion dictates.
24 HOURS OF PLEASURE FOR ALL SENSES. Most gardeners can be found in the garden at dawn. With a cup of hot coffee or tea in hand, they roam their garden, still covered in morning dew, before going about their actual day’s work. And in the evening, a flower arrangement from your own garden enchants the table until well after midnight.