A sense of pride

Gardeners' World - - Garden More & Feel Better -

Get­ting an al­lot­ment, join­ing a school gar­den­ing club, grow­ing veg­eta­bles

WHY Peo­ple who grow food feel par­tic­u­larly proud of them­selves. School­child­ren in gar­den­ing clubs gain a feel­ing of achieve­ment with the gar­dens they cre­ate, and RHS Bri­tain in Bloom re­lies on the power of gar­den­ing to foster a sense of civic pride. There’s also pride to be gained in over­com­ing fail­ures. Dr Jemma Hawkins mon­i­tored al­lot­ment hold­ers dur­ing the wettest sum­mer for years. “The need for re­silience added to the sense of achieve­ment when things did go well,” she says.

DID YOU KNOW? A sin­gle ses­sion at the al­lot­ment is enough to make you feel proud of your­self.

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