10 Therapeutic Benefits of Gardens: Creating a Sense of Well-Being

June 20, 2018

Whether you enjoy regular gardening or prefer more a of a low maintenance approach to your outdoor space, you’re still reaping the benefits of your garden either way. There are many therapeutic benefits of gardens that you might not have even realize. Stress relief- the sights, smells, and sounds of gardening helps to reduce cortisol… Read more >

Part 1 – The Importance of Healthy Soil in Your Garden

April 28, 2015

“Bad things happen when you treat soil like dirt.” -David McDonald, SPU After we attended a soil seminar hosted by Cedar Grove, these words were stuck in my head because they so perfectly summarize the importance of having healthy soil in your garden. “What? Healthy soil? Dirt is dirt, right?” Nope! Plants grow in many different environments around… Read more >

Gardening for better health

January 20, 2015

Another new year has arrived, and this may have you resolving to make better choices when it comes to your health.  What you may not realize is that the key may literally be right in your own backyard! Your garden is more than a means of boosting your home’s curb appeal or a place for you to… Read more >

Healing Gardens: Nurturing the Mind, Body and Soul

September 26, 2013

We all know that gardening can be good for our physical health.  In fact, studies show that an hour of work in the garden can burn as many as 272 calories.  Not only is gardening good for shedding a couple extra pounds but it’s also good for improving muscle strength, increasing flexibility and building bones… Read more >