With the warmer weather upon us, it is finally time to focus on rectifying the exterior of our school. A great way to do so is through bringing nature back to life and planting more colourful flowers and other flora around Notre Dame.
By | Ana Brkich
According to (betterhealth.gov) gardening is known to improve endurance and strength, reduce stress levels and promote relaxation. It can also provide stimulation and interest in the outdoors. Just being in the garden can create a sense of well-being.
Aside from the health aspect, it would also make our school more appealing and interesting aesthetically.
Gardening with others in a community can give you a sense of purpose and drive to achieve an end goal. It also provides a sense of belonging and acceptance for those who may otherwise feel isolated.
Psychologically, being around nature and cultivating plants can provide benefits such as reducing the risk of dementia and improving your mood (loveforgardens.com).
Studies find that “gardening helped children understand the importance of working together and giving them a sense of calmness and happiness.”
If you want to be a part of the Notre Dame community, gardening is a great way to participate.
In the Gardening club, we’ll share laughs, shovels and gloves, but through it all we’ll make sure to display the importance of community and achieve our goal of making sure our school is in pristine condition every season.
Namely, if you are someone who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty, and is looking to help the overall appearance of our school, make sure you talk to Ms. Prasad about joining the Gardening Club!