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Urban Gardening - The Need of the Hour

by Nayan Godhaviya on July 31, 2021

Whether you’re walking in an botanical garden or tending your own lawn, it’s hard to deny that gardens have a certain all-round appeal. Its the sheer presence of gardens in our lives that brightens our sometimes dismal, modern world. Much of this has to do with the basic and intrinsic nature of human beings: an innate appreciation of the natural world. But why is gardening so important that it has become the need of the hour?

Green cover in cities have come down at an alarming rate over the years. With increasing pollution levels and chemical-filled food, is it not the time that the people realized the need of a healthier environment? Though there are space and time constraints, technological advancements and innovations have provided new ways and means to overcome them. The cities are now witnessing a new trend: people are drifting towards urban gardening.

A study has predicted that the world population will grow to 9.6 billion by 2050. Such a huge increase in population would in-turn mean that food production should also increase proportionately. There is a need to grow more, to feed the increasing numbers. But, with 80 per cent of cultivated land already in use and the rapid urbanization of the countries set to continue, the challenge of producing more food in a sustainable way will become even more pressing.

People in cities are very keen to show their children that agriculture is the backbone of our country. But lack of space and urbanization have made this difficult. Taking up home gardening serves as a platform to get back to their roots and also making children realize the importance of agriculture and growing food. Gardening also gives us the opportunity to spend some peaceful time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Plants provide ways to clean the air around you. In addition to absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through photosynthesis, certain common indoor plants may also provide a natural way of removing toxic agents from the air. Indoor plants have been in use for many years. Though they do add to the ambience of the place, indoor plants are preferred for their contribution to air purification.

The impulse to garden is actually a great idea because gardening is one of the healthiest hobbies you can develop.

"A healthy garden develops a healthy body and mind", this mantra goes a long way and listed below are few of the many benefits of gardening like:

  • Outdoor gardening can help your body fight disease as it provides you with Vitamin D via sunlight.
  • Gardening builds strength, promotes sleep, and helps you maintain a healthy weight
  • Gardening can help protect your memory as you get older
  • Gardening is a mood booster
  • Gardening calms you after stressful events
  • Gardening is an effective tool if you’re recovering from addiction
  • Family and community gardens foster feelings of connection
  • Reduced Risk of Stroke
  • Live in the Moment and Free anger therapy.


Importance of Gardening to the Environment
Gardens are important to the planet because, despite being human-made, they represent a natural environment. Plants and trees grow there, taking in carbon and releasing oxygen. The roots of these plants stabilize the soil and filter water.

Birds, bugs, and bees — especially honey bees — are essential to the lifecycle of the world at large. Bees are one of the most important pollinators in this group but they aren’t the only ones. Your backyard garden is bound to have its own native pollinators and your garden is a great way to coax them back into your life. They’ll help your flowers look nicer, keep your perennials coming back, and help your vegetable garden to flourish.

Importance of gardening to the Community
If you live in an urban or suburban area but lack the space for a backyard garden, you may not be alone. Community gardens are a great way to build togetherness within a community. Working together to split responsibilities, upfront costs, and the fruits of your labor, can help you understand and appreciate your neighbors in ways you might not have thought possible.

Important of gardening in your daily life
Sustainable living very much includes the ability to grow your own food in a healthy manner. And under your careful watch the vegetables you grow are bound to benefit you both financially and health wise.

Ultimately it comes down to the fact that urban/home gardening is the need of the hour.

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