Starting a new project, such as redesigning a flower bed
WHY “Tending plants can literally give people a reason to get out of bed in the morning,” says Kathryn Rossiter, head of gardening therapy charity Thrive. “It’s the satisfaction of knowing that you made it happen.” Having something to be responsible for is one of the reasons people give for gardening. Horticulture is often used in prisons to give inmates meaningful activity, which, in turn, improves behaviour. For older people, it gives a new sense of purpose, helping combat loneliness.
DID YOU KNOW? People who feel their days have meaning and purpose live longer.