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How gardening teaches us acceptance

How gardening teaches us acceptance

10 Apr 2021 by Ted Escobedo   2 min read

Of the many benefits of gardening, the psychological effect may often be overlooked. Gardening can be a metaphor for life, the things we can control, the things we can’t and learning to be okay either way. Acceptance in the garden or elsewhere doesn't mean giving up, of course. We bring our best efforts to what we can control, and we let go of the rest. With gardening that means "preparing the best environment you can possibly make for your plants," said professional gardener Joe Lamp'l, creator of joe gardener, “and allowing nature to take it from there. Your garden (like your life) is in bigger hands than yours.”

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