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May 18, 2009

Breathe in, Weeds out: Relax and Exercise while you Garden.

Caring for your favorite flowers, vegetables and trees is good for you too.

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Caring for your favorite flowers, vegetables and trees is good for
you too.

It’s good for kids to get closer to nature—to know where their food comes from, and even participate in growing it. But gardening is good for us grown-ups too. A little fresh air, Vitamin D, and our hands in the dirt.
It’s relaxing. And it’s rewarding to see the fruits of your labor
literally grow over the summer.
Think about it. When you’re concentrating on pulling a couple weeds, or spreading mulch, or watering just the right amount, there’s a lot you’re
not thinking about. And we could all use a little more time thinking
about less. Your garden can make that happen.
And, like the very best kind or exercise, you don’t really think of it as
exercise. You’re just out there, checking on your plants.
Your garden is also the perfect way to make sure you get out and enjoy
our glorious, but brief, Minnesota summers as much as you possibly can.
Like having a date with a trainer at the gym, your garden will make sure
you get outside on a regular basis.
And once you’re out there, why not pull up a lawn chair, have a glass of
lemonade and enjoy the view that you’ve cultivated?
Ahh, gardening.

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