Challenge #16

Start growing some of your own veggies.

· April 20, 2023
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  • Use at least 1m2 for growing your own veggies.
  • Even if you don’t have a garden, there are still plenty of options to grow food inside.
  • Check out the ‘Grow Your Own Food’ group on Kindly for tips and examples. Here you can also ask any questions you may have.

The inspiration behind this challenge

A couple of weeks ago our family started with sowing seeds inside. We are still very much beginners trying to figure this out, but we are excited to get some greener fingers.

This challenge is not aimed to turn you into a full-time farmer, but there’s a lot of benefits of growing your own food that we would love for you to experience yourself. Even if you’re growing just a little bit.

  • It’ good for your mental health and reduces stress. Being in tune with nature, having your hands in the dirt helps clear your mind from daily worries and distractions. Gardening is a very peaceful and calming activity. Very rewarding too, as you see the growth and get to reap the fruits of your labors.
  • There’s loads of physical health benefits of working in the garden. From inhaling healthy bacteria, to getting a boost of vitamin D. From improving digestion to lowering blood pressure. For kids early exposure to dirt has even been linked to reducing allergies and autoimmune diseases.
  • It’s a great bonding activity to do with the whole family. Especially kids love working with their hands, being in the garden, having their own tasks and responsibilities they care for.
  • The food itself will be of better quality and taste better. No pesticides, local produce, and you can add as much compost / minerals / nutrients as you want.
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