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I searched for the article and found this one:
I'm not sure if it's the same one you referred to, but it covers the same subject. And yes, absolutely! We're definitely on the right track.
I've told the story many times of how the dream that kept me going during surgery and chemo was to find a house of my own (I lived in an apartment at the time) with a yard, so I could have a garden. I was still receiving treatments when I bought my house. Before I even unpacked, the first thing I did was to go outside and start puttering in what would become a flower garden. I believed (and still do) that my time outside in the sunshine, smelling soil and nurturing plants, did me more good than all the chemo treatments in the world. I needed that connection with nature and growing things.
I do believe gardening has enormous physical and emotional benefits. It certainly exercises your core muscles, and in fact, all of your muscles. You can find peace and beauty in your life. And on top of that, you get a wonderful harvest of good food and pretty flowers, and you help the bees, butterflies, and other parts of the food chain (goldfinches, for instance, like to nibble on spinach leaves).
I'm so glad you pointed out this article. Garden on!