Gardening | Pandemic gardeners making landscapes, not landfill | The Canberra Occasions

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One of the benefits of the pandemic has been the shift towards a balance in our lives through our gardens. For many, the discovery of gardening has resulted in the creation of landscapes rather than landfills. Food waste has become the new recyclable material. Composting is on the rise, and councils provide incentives and educational support to help reduce food waste. Home farmers are also taking food to a new level, with superfoods like kale, quinoa, and blueberries becoming staples in the home garden. This is fueled by an increase in a healthy obsession with wellness and good nutrition. Growing food from different cultures from around the world and ingesting food from local regions fuel a population explosion of Locavores and bring communities together through the garden. Young men get dirty, and the 18 to 34 year old male population is more involved in nature and gardens through barbecuing, brewing and playing in the dirt with the children. Gardening has increased significantly in all population groups, regardless of age and gender. Environmentally conscious consumers are also aware of the importance of bees and plant pollen- and nectar-rich natives, exotic trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables to provide shelter and food for these important insects. It’s no secret that plants make us feel good, and houseplants help us focus and stay calm. Less stress means more productivity. No wonder plants are popping up in the home, office, school and hospital. The tree-rich value of trees in our urban landscapes is also being recognized, with the growing trend towards planting a tree – get on board and plant a tree that is endemic to your area. It will thrive in local conditions and also provides valuable habitat for local fauna, shade, and visual beauty. Advances in technology have also found their way into the garden with mobile apps for garden design, plant selection and pest control. Modern technology has made everyday life more pleasant, so why not in the garden too? Covering all aspects of gardening, social media groups are available to both beginners and professionals to take your gardening skills and knowledge to the next level. Never waste a good crisis so grow, you won’t regret it.

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One of the benefits of the pandemic has been the shift towards a balance in our lives through our gardens.

For many, the discovery of gardening has resulted in the creation of landscapes rather than landfills.

Food waste has become the new recyclable material. Composting is on the rise, and councils provide incentives and educational support to help reduce food waste.

Home farmers are also taking food to a new level, with superfoods like kale, quinoa, and blueberries becoming staples in the home garden.

This is fueled by an increase in a healthy obsession with wellness and good nutrition.

Growing food from different cultures from around the world and ingesting food from local regions fuel a population explosion of Locavores and bring communities together through the garden.

Young men get dirty, and the male population aged 18 to 34 is more involved in nature and gardens through barbecuing, brewing and playing in the dirt with the children.

Gardening has increased significantly in all population groups, regardless of age and gender.

Environmentally conscious consumers are also aware of the importance of bees and plant pollen- and nectar-rich natives, exotic trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables to provide shelter and food for these important insects.

It’s no secret that plants make us feel good, and houseplants help us focus and stay calm. Less stress means more productivity. No wonder plants are popping up in the home, office, school and hospital.

The tree-rich value of trees in our urban landscapes is also being recognized, with the growing trend towards planting a tree – hop on in and plant a tree that is endemic to your area.

It will thrive in local conditions and also provides valuable habitat for local fauna, shade, and visual beauty.

Advances in technology have also found their way into the garden with mobile apps for garden design, plant selection and pest control.

Modern technology has made everyday life more pleasant, so why not in the garden too?

Covering all aspects of gardening, social media groups are available to both beginners and professionals to take your gardening skills and knowledge to the next level.

Never waste a good crisis so grow, you won’t regret it.