Growing a Garden: Good for the Body, Great for the Soul

Posted by Elena Stewart in Health.

Garden Veggies

A garden is more than just a lovely addition to your home. In fact, it can be a real lifeline for both your household and your community. In this day and age when unhealthy food outnumbers fresh and nourishing produce in grocery stores, growing your own can be a truly cost-effective way to ensure that your family gets the right amount of nutrients consistently. And best of all, it doesn’t take rocket science to start and may even enrich your life in more ways than one. 

Gardening Basics

It’s true that anyone can start a garden. However, you want to make sure that you create yours the right way, so it’s healthy and productive. Learning the nitty-gritty of gardening is the perfect place to start.

  • Beginning a vegetable garden starts with a great deal of research and a good plan.
  • You’ll also want to know about how to start your garden on a budget.
  • There’s even a science to choosing vegetables to grow.
  • A fence will keep your garden safe and thriving, so reach out to a reputable fencing company to put one in place for you.

Your Home and Your Garden

A vegetable garden can be your ultimate service to your household. It’s the perfect way to ensure that your family gets appropriate and sufficient sustenance to keep bodies and minds healthy. It’s fairly cost-effective, too!

  • The very pursuit of gardening offers a good number of health benefits for you and the entire family.
  • Of course, growing your food will also improve your health in so many ways.
  • It’s a good idea to also have delicious recipes in your arsenal so you can use your yields to great effect.
  • You’ll also want to preserve your vegetables so your family can enjoy them year-round. 
  • And just think about how much you can save by growing your food!

From Your Garden to Your Community

A bountiful garden is best shared with the world. Sharing your blessings with those in need in your community is not only a wonderful way to give back, but is also a great way to minimize waste.

  • If you want to make great use of your extra harvest, donate produce to food banks and pantries.
  • It sets a great example for kids, so they can appreciate that nobody in the community should ever go hungry. 
  • Of course, by simply donating, you’re reducing food waste, which is more than a welcome bonus.

Growing your very own garden is not only a way to provide nourishment to the body, but it sustains the soul, as well. It’s truly a project worth pursuing, which is exactly what you’ll find if you give it a try today.

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About the Author

Elena Stewart, is a certified life coach specializing in the teachings of Brené Brown, Danielle LaPorte, and Marie Forleo. Visit to find out what coaching can do for you!


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