A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. -Gertrude Jekyll
So, I have now officially been a vegan for 23 days, and feel amazing (even besides the 2 lbs I gained, ha). Spring break has come and gone and my fiance and I spent the last week of it creating our very own vegetable garden.
Now, I have NEVER had a green thumb (I mean, even cacti have died many times in my care), but I have managed to keep my dog, and baby alive for the past few years, so raising my own plants can’t be too far of a stretch, right?!
My fiance and I bought our house last June and the gardens and yard (and house) were run down and in need of some TLC. Last summer was spend improving the inside of our home, and now we have committed to working on the outside. Did you know that gardening improves mental health? I was a amazed at how at peace, grateful, lucky and excited I felt while working in our yard. Planting our own food is amazing! I am so excited to be cultivating our own organic vegetables and fruit, especially now that we have given up meat, dairy, milk, eggs and honey. How marvelous.
Now, the true test will be if mowing the lawn every week will feel good. But I think, now that we’ve made our yard our own, it will.
Check out this link to read more about how to GARDEN TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH.