Looking to ease your mind or find some inspiration for getting into the garden? Read some of our tips and suggestions from the Plantfulness team and guest writers.

Get planting with purpose this month

You might be wondering, “What does that even mean?” Well, it’s pretty simple, and it’s all about making a positive impact on our world through gardening (#gardeningforgood!) So, imagine this: you’re holding a tiny seed…

Make gardening your New Years resolution

As the calendar turns, New Year’s resolutions fill the air with promises of self-improvement and positive change. While common resolutions often revolve around health and personal development, here’s a compelling case for making gardening your…

Using nature to cope with stress and anxiety

The festive season is upon us and for many people it can be an extremely stressful time of year. Garden therapy, also known as horticultural therapy, is a practice that uses gardening activities to promote…

Gardening with kids

My own kids do a lot of gardening at daycare. They’re extremely invested in watering the veggies, shifting the spiders safely, and pulling out the weeds. I am so grateful to the educators for instilling…

A guide to small space gardening

In an increasingly urbanised world, cities have become synonymous with towering skyscrapers, bustling streets, and a distinct lack of greenery. However, a growing movement is seeking to change that perception by introducing urban gardening as…

Spring gardening is for you & it’s not too late

Gardening is a hobby that can be incredibly rewarding, especially as you prepare your garden for the vibrant and colorful season of spring. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have a little gardening experience, this…

Gardening for seniors as a therapeutic hobby

As we age, it’s important to find activities that not only keep us physically active but also provide mental and emotional benefits. Gardening is one such activity that can be incredibly therapeutic and fulfilling for…

Growing your own food for sustainable living

In today’s fast-paced world, many of us have lost touch with the origins of our food. We rely heavily on supermarkets and restaurants to provide us with meals, often disconnected from the process of growing…

Mid year mental health check in

July! Hear the sounds of, “Where did the time go?!”, but as we find ourselves in the middle of another year, it’s an ideal time to hit the pause button and take a moment to…

How to start volunteering and why it’s good for you

Volunteering your time and energy to the community or a cause is a great way to further your knowledge, skillset and general wellbeing while also improving that state of the world, one step at a…

How to bring a tree into your everyday life

Since its inception back in 1996, Planet Ark’s World Tree Day has planted over 26 million trees and each year, this number grows exponentially. With more and more initiatives coming on board, how can you…

How gardening is good for you

You may have heard the saying that gardening is good for the soul. What you might not have heard before is that it’s good for your mind and body too. Whether it’s at home or…

Tips to begin your journey into gardening

When you first get into gardening, it can be hard to know where to start. So we’re exploring the most common missteps and obstacles beginners might face and how to overcome them. Here are a…