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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Why do we garden? Well, it’s the closest we get to play.

Hello everybody.

There are so many benefits to gardening. It can improve your physical and mental health, it gives a sense of purpose and achievement. Gardeners are friendly people who love to pass on their knowledge, so it creates a connection with others.
I love it. The dirt, the spades and tying rope, the pulling of the weed, the picking of the ripe fruits, the manure, the smell of roses, the trenches and the canning - every single step.

The cover of the following leaflet states that it should not get out of the library. However, in way - it hasn't been moved around; but it's digital copy has. :)
This is for all of us, who love to roll up our sleeves and dig for joy, dig as a workout, dig with a friend, weed for better looks, dead-head and prune for growth, pot for the future, trim for the calming effect it has on us, be outside.. this is for all of us who have this idea that Gardening is Good for the Soul and that gardens are Magical Places, that the landscape is incredibly important to who we are.

Gardening has saved our elders from the war's 
horrible days and hunger.
This is how it was done:

Burying our hands into the earth and pressing our noses into verdant green, watching leaves bud and flowers bloom is an everyday magic accessible to all of us who choose to pay attention.
What's new in your garden?

1 comment:

  1. This was such an engaging, wonderful read. The charming illustrations brought these pages to life all the more and, I swear, I got a shiver when I read the captions in the final image - for that is a mindset that, sadly, so few still have and/or are in a position to adopt (apartment dwellers for instances, may not able to garden at all, save perhaps if their town has community garden plots). I really enjoyed this post, dear Marija, and am thinking fondly now of our grandparents and great-grandparents (and so on) who lived - quite literally - by these sorts of gardening (and preserving) principles.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica