Why is gardening good for us?
2. better use of space
I could not agree more with the therapeutic part of gardening because going on this mini tour was very relaxing in the midst of midterms and projects piling up.
Next, we had a Mindfulness Meditation session led by Luis Trumi, who held a session back in winter quarter. He reminded us of what mindfulness meant- the practice of cultivating our awareness of the present moment- and had us do some mindful breathing as well as walking. I'm very thankful for Luis in taking the time to do some mindfulness meditation with us because I found it very therapeutic and de-stressing.
Our day concluded with a delicious meal at Green Acre, which serves various kinds of foods made from farm to table organic ingredients. The foods were grown in a nearby garden located just outside the eatery. It was such an eventful day and I could not imagine spending my Friday morning any other way.
Thank you Professor Lewis and Professor Bussell for planning this!