July 14, 2019

Study Shows Local Food Projects May Have a Positive Effect on Psychological Health

We just joined a local community garden and it's honestly awesome! There's just something seeing delicious healthy food grow right in front of your eyes.

A recent U.K. study even says participating in local food projects may have a positive effect on well-being and psychological health.

“These findings are encouraging to those of us looking at how sustainability and well-being interact,” said Dr. Zareen Bharucha, the study’s lead researcher.


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“They show that we should be looking more seriously at projects such as allotments, community gardens, community supported agriculture, and farmers’ markets, which can bring people together, improve diets, improve connection to nature, and help people learn new things.

“All of these help to improve mental health, which is one of the most significant public health challenges of our time. At the same time, they help build the foundations of a really sustainable food system, which is also fundamental for the well-being of people and the planet.”

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