June 6…National Gardening Exercise Day

June 6 is National Gardening Exercise Day. I am not sure what authoritative body decides on all these special days and I am sure they don’t mean to lead us to believe that we only have to get some exercise in our gardens just once a year! My June Gamble Garden membership newsletter says, “Research shows that gardening for just 30 minutes a day can help increase flexibility, strengthen joints, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels, lower your risk of diabetes, and slow osteoporosis. So go ahead and dig those holes, shovel that dirt and pull those weeds. The true celebration is when your garden rewards you for all your hard work!”

Gardening maven Hyacinth and her friends from the Clovis Botanical Garden 2018 Scarecrow contest are not necessarily demonstrating good garden exercise form but are loving playing in the dirt, surrounded by nature.

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MAKE PLANTS YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER!

8 thoughts on “June 6…National Gardening Exercise Day

    1. Can’t take credit for any the the three gardening scarecrows! However, the scarecrow contest at this botanical garden in my community is now to be regular event and I am going to try my creative hand with an entry in 2019

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