The healthiest thing we could do right now is work in our yards, start a garden, and play in the dirt. With so many of us having to stay home and the weather showcasing such gorgeous days what better way to enjoy this time.
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“The idea is that as humans have moved away from farms and an agricultural or hunter-gatherer existence into cities, we have lost contact with organisms that served to regulate our immune system and suppress inappropriate inflammation,” said Lowry. “That has put us at higher risk for inflammatory disease and stress-related psychiatric disorder.”Why playing in the dirt should be a family affair.
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Visit Skagit Land Trust’s website for good resources on being a good Steward of the land.
“Stewardship work varies and doesn’t always have to be done out in wild places. You can steward at home in your garden or backyard by planting native species, removing invasive species, and enhancing wildlife habitat!”
– Skagit Land Trust
Start an Urban Garden, become more self-sustained and grow your own fruits and vegetables. Urban Gardens are in high demand right now, the pandemic is reminding us that we need to be self-sufficient.
The RUAF Foundation, “Urban agriculture plays an important role in enhancing urban food security since the costs of supplying and distributing food to urban areas based on rural production and imports continue to increase, and do not satisfy the demand, especially of the poorer sectors of the population. Next to food security, urban agriculture contributes to local economic development, poverty alleviation and social inclusion of the urban poor and women in particular, as well as to the greening of the city and the productive reuse of urban wastes.”
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