Gardening is a hobby everyone can enjoy, including seniors. Planting a garden and seeing it grow is rewarding within itself, but the activity of gardening also has many other benefits as we age.
FARGO -- If anyone doubts gardeners are a happy bunch, just visit a garden center in May. Shoppers high with spring fever swarm greenhouses, giddy as they fill their carts with the fervor of a rabbit eating a fresh rhododendron.
Horticultural therapy is a time-proven practice. The therapeutic benefits of garden environments have been documented since ancient times. In the 19th century, Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and recognized as the "Father of American Psychiatry," was first to document the positive effect working in the garden had on individuals with mental illness.
Do you want to make the world a better place for children today and future generations? Here are seven ways you can help by going green.
After traveling for almost 4 years learning about renewable energy, low energy buildings, rocket mass heaters, farming, rainwater harvesting, organic farming, composting, we came back to Calgary and started working on the only land we had access to, my mother in laws home.