The scientific reasons you should resolve to start gardening in 2023
Cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes remain some of the most important public health challenges worldwide. Could non-communicable and other chronic diseases be alleviated through nature-based community interventions? More specifically, can community gardening reduce these common health risks?
Our project leader, Dr. Jill Litt, has conducted the first-ever, randomized, controlled trial of community gardening to answer those questions. The results have been published in the Lancet Planetary Health journal!
The trial shows that participating in a community garden can improve behavioral health through diet, physical activity and reduce stress and anxiety.
A news release from University of Colorado Boulder is also available here.
☝️ This trial laid the groundwork for RECETAS!