You may wonder what to do with that piece of land in the garden of your home. This week we asked our experts to tell us the science behind having a garden, so grab a shovel because there job for a while.
“Well says your worship” says Candide in the last line of Voltaire’s novel of the same name, “but we must work out our garden”.
Before becoming a professional gardener and horticulturist had to study this text in high school and my teacher taught us that the phrase had a more metaphorical than literal sense: it comes to search your vocation and not get down to work the land.
However, Voltaire himself who he believed that maintaining a garden was a good way to maintain sanity and combat stress : all this 300 years ago. It turns out that science says that Voltaire was right. Continue reading “What science says: gardening is good for you?”