Embracing Your Green Thumb

As spring rolls around once again, don’t miss the chance to cultivate your own mini oasis. Whether you live in a home, apartment, or residence, there are ways to stretch your green thumb!  

Beyond the visual appeal of blooming flowers or thriving herbs, the activity of gardening also hosts a number of health benefits. Gardening is a delightful form of low-impact exercise, promoting flexibility and strength. Even light digging, planting, and weeding can help improve joint mobility and keep muscles strong. Gardening can also promote cognitive stimulation, reduce stress, and foster a sense of accomplishment. Spending time in nature is a natural mood-booster!  

To ensure a positive experience, choose plants that are easy to care for and suited to your local climate. If you have mobility concerns, start with accessible options like raised beds or container gardening, so that you can enjoy gardening without straining yourself. Gardening should be a pleasure, not a chore.

Gail Shields     Co-Founder

Gail Shields Co-Founder

Toronto East & North York

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