Is it worth the trouble? I think so, particularly during this crisis. The activity slows down my heart rate and breathing. It’s helps me untangle knots of anger, fear and sadness. Surrounded by the bird song, listening to the bees, and sheltered by the canopy of trees increases my wellbeing.
I’m so grateful for a space to cultivate. It’s been with me since childhood, this desire to grow plants and to tend them. It is a basic human need we often fail to appreciate.
Please take a look at the work of the Lemon Tree Trust, enabling refugees to create gardens in the camps.