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Join Horticulturist and Therapeutic Horticulture specialist, Cath Manuel, for simple ideas and inspirations to improve health and wellbeing from plants, nature and fun gardening activities.

In each episode, Cath shares simple ideas for gardening to improve health and wellbeing, interviews specialists on topics covering gardening, health care and wellbeing and also 'Simple Solutions' episodes to solve your common gardening problems.

She also shares access to FREE downloads to help you grow and thrive. Keep an eye out for those in each episode!

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Dec 5, 2016

Caring for our wellbeing allows us to live a healthy, happy and sustainable lifestyle.

Connecting with nature nurtures our mind, body and soul.

In this episode I’ll share simple ways to enjoy gardening to improve health and wellbeing, for yourself and others.

We’ll look at the health benefits from connecting with nature and the fun things you can do to nourish your body, mind and soul.

The benefits from nature and gardening range from –

  • Physical - burns calories, encourages weight loss, great cardio workout, improves strength and flexibility
  • Psychological – reduce stress and anxiety, beat depression and melancholy by heading outside and allow mother nature to nurture you

Helps to reduce the severity or impact from depression. Can assist in lifting the spirit or mood in people who are feeling very low.

There’s actually loads of research to back this up. Playing in the garden actually calms nerves, reduces blood pressure, decreases stress hormone cortisol and increases serotonin – the happy hormone!

  • Gardening brings JOY – It provides purpose and meaning to life. When growing and eating fresh food we are nurturing our body and soul

Home organic grown food is packed with good health AND vitality.

Grow healthy herbs like Parsley to boost your vitamin and mineral intake or Lemon Balm to relax and relieve stress.

To harvest the amazing health benefits of gardening try a few simple ideas

  • Spend 20-30 minutes in the garden, connecting with nature
  • Follow organic growing practices
  • Grow the foods that you enjoy the most
  • Share your abundance with family and friends
  • Eat something fresh every day
  • Ensure gardening is a pleasure, not a chore
  • Spend time in the garden with others, either a gardening group or community garden
  • Share your knowledge to help others
  • Ask for help if needed…that’s what I’m here for!

 If you begin each day with the belief that you’ll learn, grow and thrive, you will.

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Here’s the links mentioned throughout the episode…

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