The Garden Method for Community Wellbeing

Much like taking care of a garden, looking after our mental wellbeing requires attention, work and resources. The Garden Method offers a simple set of self-care tools that can be used to protect one’s health from the negative impact of stress and grow resilience. It is based on biological givens that all humans have in common: a nervous system that responds similarly to stress and wellbeing, independent of culture, status or gender. This common ground makes it easier to talk about mental health and work together for better wellbeing.

Caring for mental health in ourselves and with others is much like tending a garden. While a garden will grown on its own, it can flourish with a bit of extra care. Storms and drought may impact a harvest, but with enough effort and help from friends, a garden can recover.

What other parallels do you see?