Humans have been gardening since the dawn of civilization so by now there must be some instinct built into all of us. And besides, when you are reaching out to your constructive and creative primal state you are waking things inside of you that have been asleep for far too long. I think that's why gardening has so many health benefits like relieving stress, improving mental health and physical well-being.
If people were successful at planting and growing food thousands of years ago what makes you think you can't do it today given ALL of the freaking resources available to you 24-7? FYI, way back when, they managed to grow food just fine without all the toxic, polluting, soil-eroding, water and air contaminating, bee- and baby-killing chemicals so ORGANIC, ORGANIC, ORGANIC is the way you were meant to grow food. And the current state of your health is there to confirm that statement.
Reasons To Grow Your Own Food:
I am definitely no expert on gardening, heck, I've only been doing it for a few months. However, I am good at taking something that might seem overwhelming and complex and JUST DOING IT! (For example, I'm not very good at blogging as it takes me a long time to write just one measly blog, but here I am). You want to learn how to swim, you jump in a pool. You want to learn guitar, you get a guitar. You want to grow your own food, you get seeds, dirt and a pot. Keep it basic. But, like everything else that matters in life, it takes a little patience, a willingness to make mistakes and a determination to keep trying.
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