Gardening has been an age old practice and has found a significant place in many historical events. It was in around 10,000 BC that people took an interest to gardening. Learn more about the history of gardening in our short film, a timeline of these events. But of course, those days the main purpose was food and protection from predators. Years have passed by and our planet has seen several changes, sadly many harmful changes too and protecting the environment has become a topic of interest amongst leaders of nations, activists and even young children. Statistics say that 80% of young people know that they need to save the environment but are clueless or aren't learning how! That is understandable because we have been living life in a particular pattern and making huge changes at once can seem intimidating not just for youngsters but everyone.
Sustainability is the heart of our recovery
Environmental issues cannot be solved by one person, but by individual efforts. This video by United Nations talks about how what happens at one place affects another, so on and so forth. We're all interconnected and environmental issues are a global problem to be addressed by all of us. It is time to #ActForNature and respect the earth that gave birth to our race. We may not be able to cut down on plastic completely or stay away from fast fashion all at once, but we certainly and absolutely can start small. But how? Start a garden!
Gardening to save the environment?
You'd be surprised to know the benefits of gardening. We often stress on the importance of community and even in gardening, the effect it has on the environment is a result of collective efforts made by us as a community.This helps reduce CO2 production thereby having a positive impact on global warming. Organic gardening using compost rejuvenates soil and replenishes it, and ultimately the sweet haven you create becomes a welcoming home for organisms!
It's a whole complete ecosystem that is being preserved through gardening.
Air pollution and other forms of pollution reduces crop yield and threatens our food security. Something as simple as growing a small patch of garden in your backyard or balcony can make a difference. You don't need an elaborate grassland to have a sustainable garden. Even in the midst of a city, it is possible with some creativity and passion to make some greenery come alive. While more and more people are becoming aware of the threats our environment faces, they are switching over to alternatives that are kinder, working in sync with nature. Read how gardens can be made both beautiful and beneficial. If you would like more reasons how gardening supports not just your health but the planet we live in, here's your next stop. Also here is a playlist of videos that will definitely awaken your mind tosaving the world through gardening.
Some terminology to understand gardening
If your thumb is turning green already and you're ready to dive into gardening, some knowledge on the gardening jargon can help you start right. Learning a few terms can help you understand what you can grow in your garden and how you can provide your little plants with the best nurturing. From cutting to cultivating to understanding what miracles mulch can do, here's a glossary for you. Dazzle yourself and everyone with your composting and organic skills, with this exclusive vegetable gardening glossary. Here are also some terms you need to know to expand your gardening vocabulary and terms that will help you connect the dots with the environment and gardening. With that you could become your own version of Carl Linnaeus!
If we've got you getting your garden tools out already, head over to read how you can start an indoor garden!