Growing Health and Well Being #WATWB

watwic-bright-tuqblkI first came across the Sydenham Garden through a feature on the BBC’s weekly gardening programme Gardener’s World. My link will take you to the page on their website that explains how they began. From there you can navigate to the rest of the site where you will see news of some of their achievements.



Whilst researching Sydenham Gardens I also came across another website that presents evidence about the efficacy of gardening as therapy, in the treatment of mental health and developing self esteem. Again, you can navigate from that page to see a huge range of information about the health and other benefits of sustainable farming and food production.

Your cohosts for this month are: Eric Lahti, Inderpreet Uppal, Shilpa Garg, Mary Giese and Roshan Radhakrishna.

Here is a reminder of the guidelines for #WATWB:

1. Keep your post to Below 500 words, as much as possible.

2. Link to a human news story on your blog, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Paste in an excerpt and tell us why it touched you. The Link is important, because it actually makes us look through news to find the positive ones to post.

3. No story is too big or small, as long as it Goes Beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.

4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD badge or banner on your Post and your Sidebar. Some of you have already done so, this is just a gentle reminder for the others.

5. Help us spread the word on social media. Feel free to tweet, share using the #WATWB hashtag to help us trend!

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5 thoughts on “Growing Health and Well Being #WATWB

  1. Thank you, all three, for your kind comments. I guess if I did not have my garden I would spend more time walking in the woods near here – or out on my bike. All things that involve exercise, fresh air, appreciation of our natural surroundings and an opportunity to ponder on life and history before putting words on the hard disk and out into the interweb!

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  2. A good reminder. Yes, I can vouch for the fact that time spent in nature is therapeutic, both physically and mentally. I enjoy my time in my kayak and on the sun-drenched sandy beaches and gravel bars of the Fraser river and have often pondered the fact that mental illness seemed to have been much less prevalent among nature people than civilized folks. Of course it could be said that mentally deficient people were probably left to their own devices or “to the care of the god” in tribal societies, yet I’m convinced that in the pre-city life mental illness was a rare anomaly. Nature has her way of balancing things out.

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