According to the famous plant collector, E.H. Wilson, “There are no happier folks than plant lovers and none more generous than those who garden.” Researchers now have proof as to why gardeners tend to be so happy. Digging in the dirt releases a strain of bacterium in the soil called Mycobacterium vaccae. M. vaccae triggers a release of serotonin in the brain, which provides the lovely lift we experience. The best idea for those anxious or depressed is to get out and garden! Rita will give you, the new or seasoned gardener, a five-step plan for getting your hands back in the dirt and getting the happiness lift you have been craving.
About Rita Perea
As a speaker and author, Rita has 25 years of experience speaking to trade associations, businesses and consumers. She's a member of the Garden Communicators Association, a certified Work-Life Balance Specialist, Executive Coach and Master Gardener.