‘If we put energy into cultivating the earth, we are giving something back. There is magic in it and there is hard work in it, but the fruits and flowers of the earth are forms of goodness that are real; they are worth believing in and are not out of reach. When we sow a seed, we plant a narrative of future possibility. It is an action of hope. Not all the seeds will germinate, but there is a sense of security that comes from knowing you have seeds in the ground.’

I’ve just finished this wonderful book. An engaging and well evidenced assessment of gardening and nature’s benefits to mental health. Recommended reading!