Plant Something Together
After over a year of social distancing, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. As group activities start up, there is opportunity to share the benefits of nature.
Gardening with family, friends and community allow for socializing outdoors in a positive way! What are you waiting for? Get your family together, call your friends, and get out into the community. Gardening is an activity for all ages and stages of life. It is a great way to get outside, socialize, and build a stronger community.
Gardening helps to engage the five senses in young children. It also helps with developing fine motor skills and teaches responsibility (Knowledge First Financial, 2021). Children can learn a lot from gardening and feel the satisfaction of bringing plants to life! They might even start eating their veggies if they grew them.
Community gardens provide a safe space to grow ornamental or edible plants. They are also great for apartment owners who might not have space for a full backyard garden. They provide beauty to neighbourhoods and add value to the community.
Gather your family, friends, or neighbours and plan a day to garden together! There are many garden activities you can do together, such as growing a vegetable or herb garden, teaching kids about pollinator-friendly plants,or about the wildlife that helps our gardens flourish.
Find local garden centres and landscapers in BC that can recommend great plants for your garden at: www.plantsomethingbc.ca.