Gardening as self-care in the ‘Outdoor City’

Jeremy Corbyn has recently talked about how valuable he finds his allotment for keeping balance in his life and it was fascinating to read this article today about Barney Bardsley’s experience of gardening as a way of keeping memories and connections to a loved one alive.

It makes me wonder about all of the reasons why people may choose to spend time working on their garden/ allotment and how this links to self-care – but it also brings to mind the fact that so many people have little or no access to gardens in order to explore what this might bring to their lives. A good argument perhaps for the need for Community Gardens! There are some wonderful ones around.

 

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