The results are in:
Numerous studies from around the world have all arrived at the same conclusion:
People need plants.
Research has found, among other things:
- Flowers and trees add value to property and communities
- Gardening is an ideal exercise for older adults and stimulates curiosity about nature and science in children.
- Parks and gardens encourage community interaction and physical activity and can actually protect us from degenerative diseases like heart disease, strokes and depression.
- According to a Japanese study, neighbors who are outside tending their flower and vegetable gardens are a deterrent to burglaries.
At Barton’s, we are proud to be a small part of such a positive endeavor.
In the children’s book, Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney, young Alice sits on her grandfather’s knee and tells him of her dreams to travel the world and live by the sea when she is old. “That is all very well, Alice, but there is a third thing you must do.” “What is that?” asks Alice, to which her grandfather replies,
“You must do something
to make the world
a little more beautiful.”
Since 1982, we have been helping you do just that.