Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Gardening Helps You Make Friends

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Chief editor: readyforpets.com Blogs:www.quora.com/profile/Marie-Vonow/blogs Other:www.weekendnotes.com/profile/marie-vonow/
Friends (39)      Community (13)      Gardening (10)     


Tomatoes and silverbeet in garden
Image by Marie Vonow

Today I intended a local swap group which has been set up for the purpose of swapping produce, fruit, vegetables and information. No money changes hands and it is a very relaxed friendly arrangement. There are no membership forms or fees. One of the best aspects is how easy it is to talk to the people who come along and pick up gardening tips that are relevant to our area.

We all enjoy gardening and are happy to give away excess fruit and vegetables as well as seedlings, cuttings, bulbs and seeds.



Bowl of tomatoes
Today I had excess tomatoes to swap Image by Marie Vonow

It is also exciting to go home with new cuttings and seeds to add to the garden. I have felt encouraged to try growing things I would not have if someone else hadn't given me a few hints and a bit of encouragement.

Having a common interest makes conversation easier. People are happy to give advice and make suggestions about how to deal with a challenge another person is experiencing. Sometimes no one has the solution to a particular problem faced by one of the group in their garden but there is understanding of how puzzled or frustrated the person is.

Today's conversation kept coming back to the unusual weather we have been experiencing the past few months and how this is affecting our gardens.

Everyone wants to help others improve their gardens so there is a real feeling of camaraderie. I think the shared interest in gardening may bring about a closer bond than many other common interest groups because gardening is all about working with living things. It's about working in the soil and with Nature.

Gardening brings pleasure in many ways and it is great to be able to share the joys of gardening with other people.

Garden writer, Anne Raver says, 'Gardens, scholars, say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another.'



# Community
# Friends
# Gardening
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
Sometimes I wonder if I decide to take my little dog for a walk or if he is the one who makes th...
153 views
Some people choose to make some of the presents they give at Christmas time
86 views
Speaking in public is one of the biggest fears for many people
121 views
Today I was thinking about presents I have received over the years that I have particularly apprec...
197 views
I get excited about starting a new year
255 views
Colouring in books for adults are a current trend
105 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
ID: 48565
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
I hope I can help a friend who thinks he's not living up to social expectations
3380 views
Ever since the new year kicked off, social media channels have been abuzz with "new year, new me...
2510 views
You may be passionate about writing but still suffer from writer's block
6531 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
10891 views
Christmas is in the air, which means that 2017 is soon coming to an end
154 views
As I write this, 2018 is a few days away
83 views
Death is inevitable and will undoubtedly happen to all of us
65 views
You donít have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3421 views
People generally donít want to feel sad or have their feelings hurt
2491 views
Categories
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version