Building Relationships Through Gardening

While gardening can be a solitary experience it also offers opportunities for building relationships through garden clubs, Master Gardener programs, and interacting with neighbors, as well as strengthening ties with family members. I have met many people in my neighborhood while working in my garden.

I live on a corner lot so I am usually visible while gardening. I tend to my landscape early in the day, and then again at dusk. This way I beat the heat in summer, and carve out a little time early or late in the day to connect with my plot of nature.

I chat with friends walking by, answer questions and share excess plants or garden bounty with my neighbors. This connection with people is one aspect of gardening that is very rewarding and a sure way to reduce stress too.

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It is also a great way to bond with family members. We often sit around the dinner table at family gatherings, reminiscing about times spent in the garden. Little did we know that those moments would be the stuff of great memories!

 

 

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About the Author

Anna Smth

Terre Verte Landscape Design began in 2003 while Master Gardener Anna Smith was the staff horticulturist for Kern Counties only botanical garden, Mourning Cloak Ranch. Read More
 

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