Modern life can be a hectic thing, full of emails, appointments, grocery trips, planning sessions, repair bills–the list could go on and on. It can be difficult to carve out time away from the madness and just … be. That’s what forest bathing offers practitioners.
One of the best things about working outside in a garden is the visibility of the results. You can see your hard work pay off as flowers bloom. But there’s another benefit, one that is just as real but less obvious to the eye: Gardening supports your mental health. Experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will teach a workshop on wellness in the garden this month that will share tips on reducing stress and anxiety through gardening.