Hypnotic gardening

I’ve always been a big fan of hypnotic gardening. Another way of saying it is, “gardening is hypnotic.” It maybe the farm boy that comes out in me, but I love plants and I love to garden. One of my bucket list goals is to become a Master Gardener.

40 years ago in Minnesota, my vegetable garden measured 30′ by 50′. It was filled with tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, corn, asparagus, beans, peas and every kind of squash I could find. (The neighbors hid when they saw me with my bags of zucchini.)

On Maui I had a tropical garden filled with fruit and flowers. And, on Bainbridge, my yard was rhododendrons, azaleas, echinacea and and anything else I could grow with limited sunlight.

And now in Palm Desert, I get to learn about desert gardening. Until now, I’ve never had a yard of cactus.

I’ve always had houseplants. Many of you remember my Bainbridge office when it had 22 Christmas cactus, a ficus, Norfolk pine and a few other plants mixed in.

To me, tending to plants is hypnotic. Nurturing plants is true mindfulness. I love this quote from the article included in this post,“We don’t know where it’s going to end, but I feel like this work plants seeds within the students’ minds of what’s possible right on their own campus.”

I encourage you to get a plant a garden (big or small – maybe just a tomato in a pot) or find the perfect houseplant for you. Be mindful. Nurture it and plant seeds in your mind of what’s possible in your own life.

To the right are a few of the thousands of photos I have from my Bainbridge Island yard.

Hypnotic gardening
Hypnotic gardening
Hypnotic gardening

Let’s plant seeds for what’s possible

Garden-based learning

Imagine my excitement when a good friend and colleague shared this article with me about garden-based learning. I love driving by schools and seeing garden beds. How awesome is that!

I don’t know if the schools in Palm Desert have gardens or not, but I will check that out. If they do, I’ll see what volunteer opportunities they may have. I’d love to learn from those kids.

How garden-based learning helps students of color

“When we thoughtfully create spaces for educators to connect students to natural history on their campus, we’re fostering stewardship and a curiosity about life science and the natural world.”

“Research has shown that the gardens are tied to a number of benefits, including higher science grades and better eating habits.”

“But when students successfully grow a plant, learn how to compost or take certain measurements out in the field, it strengthens their sense of autonomy and science identity.”

Read How garden-based learning helps students of color

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