We told you in our welcome post that the health benefits of organic gardening aren’t the half of it, and that’s true. The nutrition benefits themselves are very real –
organic produce has been shown to have a greater density of nutrients than conventional fruits and vegetables—but growing at home can also save you money and shrink your carbon footprint. It can empower your kids by fostering a strong work ethic. It connects them to the earth and serves as a kind of antidote to the electronic media they’re plugged into so much of the time – actually helping them focus and perform better academically. Working in soil may also be the cheapest and safest anti-depressant known to man; gardening actually has a neuro-chemical effect on the brain similar to Prozac. (The only side effect: exposure to fresh air.) Oh and it tastes vastly better –fresher and more flavor-rich — to eat sun-ripened food rather than the grocery store produce that’s chemically ripened in warehouses.
Here are 10 fact-studded, research-supported reasons why you should grow your own organic food:
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