It’s official: allotments are good for you – and for your mental health. The Scientists have been at work again – but at least they confirm what most of us already know…..“Tending your own patch boosts wellbeing and connects you with others”.
A study by academics at the University of Sheffield, published last November, outlines the wellbeing benefits of allotment gardening. The 163 volunteers recorded “high levels of social and community activities, including the sharing of surplus food produce, knowledge exchange, awareness and interaction with wildlife, emotional connection to their allotment, appreciation of time spent outside and aesthetic delight in the natural world”.
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