The results are in:
Numerous studies from around the world have all arrived at the same conclusion…
Plants make us feel good!!
What we know:
Flowers and trees provide food, shelter and water for pollinators and other critters and add value to property and communities.
- Gardening is an ideal low-impact exercise for older adults and stimulates curiosity about nature and science in children.
- Parks and gardens, like Railroad Park in Birmingham, 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 bring a sense of community to their neighborhoods and are a deterrent to burglaries. And gardens make your yard a cool place for your friends to visit!
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, our goal has been to help you do exactly that.