Gardening is Good for Your Brain:

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Gardening requires you to use your head and your creativity. The time spent planning the garden and researching different plants is a great brain workout. Gardening gives us a chance to be creative. You can let your personality shine through in your garden. Gardening connects you with people. It’s like walking down the street with a new puppy.

Everybody talks to a gardener. It’s also a great activity to do with kids. Give them a section of the garden all their own. Some of the best lessons can be learned in the garden such as delayed gratification and not to leave a rake on the ground with the head pointing upwards. Gardening connects you with nature and the rhythm of life. Gardening requires you to live on garden time.

We all could use a lesson in slowing down. Studies have revealed just viewing a garden or nature has healthy psychological benefits.

Gardening can be especially beneficial for people with special needs or those recovering from illness. Gardening promotes an increased range of motion, develops eye-hand coordination, improves motor skills and increases self-esteem. Over the past few years, special tools and garden designs to make gardens more accessible have become readily available. Have fun gardening. Relax and remember your garden doesn’t have to be picture perfect. Resolve to have a garden this year. Whether it’s a small plot on your balcony or an entire acre, you will be healthier for it. Remember, “Gardening is a labor of love. A treadmill is just labor.” Can you dig it? Oh and by the way, “I don’t have enough space,” is no longer a valid excuse for not gardening. This book is dedicated to educating fellow gardeners in both the cities and rural areas alike in the art of vertical gardening.

With the tips in this book, you can produce enough vegetables and fruit to fully support a single person in as little as 2 square feet of floor space… Just by growing vertically