Why Gardening Makes You Happy and Cures Depression

So in other words it all comes down to the fact that we can’t change our craving nature but we CAN change the nature of what we crave.” (Francis, 2010)

This article discusses two main chemicals in our brains, serotonin and dopamine, both of which help us to feel satisfied and happy. When we have deficits of these naturally occurring brain chemicals we can suffer from mood swings, coping issues, depression, anxiety and more. This article links gardening to increases in serotonin and dopamine in the brain. It also includes links to other articles with more research to support these findings.

Francis, R. (2010). Why gardening makes you happy and cures depression. Retrieved from http://permaculture.com.au/online/articles/why-gardening-makes-you-happy-and-cures-depression