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Gardening for health and wellness really measures up in new statistics.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), moderate-intensity level activity for 2.5 hours each week can reduce the risk for obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, depression, colon cancer, and premature death.  Gardening can help you achieve those 2.5 hours!

Gardening is also a proven stress reliever and can add to your mental clarity and feelings of reward.  Stress can cause irritability, headaches, stomach aches, and heart attacks. Let the stress go as you watch your plants grow and flourish in any type of space.  Gardening can be adapted to your individual needs easily to provide a perfect environment to let your mind relax and your creativity flow. 

In addition to health benefits, gardening can increase property value and save money when grocery shopping. Food gardening can be particularly gratifying and the quickest source of fresh produce, right outside!  Any garden, big or small, has endless possibilities.


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