By Kathy Wolfe
Skagit County WSU Extension Master Gardener 

Consider the many health benefits of gardening


March 27, 2024

Most gardeners know from experience the benefits they feel from working in their gardens. These moments are what keep us going back season to season, year after year.

As author Sue Stuart-Smith writes in "The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature," "Gardening is more accessible than other creative endeavors, such as painting and music, because you are halfway there before you start; the seed has all its potential within it – the gardener simply helps unlock it."

Gardening rewards us by igniting our senses. The scents of flowers and herbs wafting through the air, the calls of bird...

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