Why Getting Dirty Feels Good…

We’ve felt the benefits of getting down into the soil since we were kids…kids gravitate towards dirt, it’s instinct.

Because Dirt Makes You Happy

And then things change, along the path we are conditioned to keeping clean, to not  ruin our clothes or get our hands dirty. As an adult working in the garden and growing good food with children I feel grateful to have rediscovered dirt and appreciate good soil. Sometimes hours pass at the garden when it seems like minutes and my mind has fallen into a meditative groove.

My Grandmother used to tell me that everyone should eat a pound of dirt a year to be healthy and it seems she was referring to the good organic, dark mineral rich soil she grew up with. The kind of earth that  smells sweet, is ladden with healthy bacteria and other living organisms.

I know all this but the other day my sweet friend Gin reminded me with an article I read a while back. It proves what kids inherently know and adults often forget. It’s why we do what we do at  The World in a Garden and it’s why we love it. Read the article below that looks at the science behind the “happy hormones” induced by soil.

Why Gardening Makes You Happy and Cures Depression

And if you want to get happier join us at one of our workshops or visit our get involved page so you can do better for you and your community.

 Happy diggin’

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