Reducing Stress in the Garden

The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers

09-04-2024 • 10 mins

Sometimes the garden can actually be a source of stress. But there are ways to mitigate your garden stresses with garden joys. The source of this joy is shifting towards a #GardenBreak. Relax, restore, do nothing sometimes, and tackle plant problems as they arise.

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Perla Sofía Curbelo-Santiago is a professional garden communicator from Puerto Rico. As the founder of Spanish language gardening platform, she promotes gardening for wellness. She is the author of the new book ¡Verdura! Living a Garden Life, also in Spanish. After earning degrees in Psychology and Public Relations, Perla was certified in Horticulture Therapy from the Chicago Botanic Garden. She popularized the importance of pausing and relaxing through a #GardenBreak. With this hashtag, she shares how to use nature and gardening-based activities to maintain physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
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