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[Ambassador report] Gardening as a Green Hobby

by Ashley Kho | 14-02-2020 19:00 Comments 11 Comments recommendations 1 recommendations



We have often talked about changing our habits to more environmentally-friendly ones; refusing plastic bags, recycling recyclables, reducing and reusing. These are all commendable efforts but sometimes, they are not fun to be done. Personally, I have found another habit that is both environmentally-friendly and fun. This habit is none other than my gardening hobby.

Gardening is the practice of growing plants for food or as decorations. I first started gardening 2 years ago when a friend got me a succulent as a gift. Ever since then, my collection has expanded to include succulents, cacti and flowering plants. My family are also into gardening. In our backyard, we have grown flowers, vegetables and even some fruit trees.

Gardening is a great hobby as it brings us close to nature and lets us really understand about the environment. Working in the garden allows us to observe the interactions between the biotic and abiotic components; the interaction between plants and other living organisms with sunlight, water, temperature and climate. It is a better teacher compared to the classroom.

Gardening not only beautifies our gardens; it brings with it a host of ecological benefits as well. Having a garden increases the photosynthesis process which reduces our carbon footprint on the environment. The plants take in excess carbon dioxide from the environment and gives out oxygen. They also purify the air we breathe by removing pollutants from the air. Areas of high pollution, particularly big cities, would benefit from having gardens including miniature and indoor gardens.  

Gardening is also one of the best hobbies for protecting the ecosystem. The plants and trees maintain the natural ecosystem whilst at the same time attract birds and insects. They feed and pollinate flowers, thus helping to ensure the survival of the species. Other species such as earthworms and fungi are decomposers, meaning they break down dead plants or animals into tiny pieces to become part of the soil. This maintains the ecological equilibrium of the environment.

 Having a garden made me appreciate nature more. I learnt more about plants and their contributions to the environment through gardening than Biology lessons in school. I observed the birds, butterflies and plants co-exist in harmony with each other and felt grateful for our unique ecosystem. I felt overjoyed whenever my flowers are in bloom or when I get to savour the fruits and vegetables from my garden.

Beautiful flowers Mulberries harvested from the garden Flowers in bloom

11 Comments

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :
    Greetings
    I do hope everything is going well..

    Thank you so much for sharing your report on Gardening as a hreen hobby!!! Really liked your ideas!!

    Green cheers
    Regards
    Jasmine karki
    Posted 13-03-2020 11:52

Pawan Lamichhane

  • Pawan Lamichhane says :
    Hello Ashley
    I hope you are doing well. Keep shining

    Thank you so much for this report
    Regards
    Pawan
    Posted 09-03-2020 23:14

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Ashley,

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Gardening as a Green Hobby

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-02-2020 21:35

Ashley Kho

  • Ashley Kho says :
    Thank you everyone for your kind comments!
    Hehe those are mulberries actually :)
    Definitely, gardening is a hobby that can be enjoyed by all generations of people.
    Posted 17-02-2020 17:05

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Ashley!
    It's Lisa your mentor.

    Before everything, I am so happy to see you back in Tunza community!
    It has been quite a while since we last heard from you. Great to have you back dear:)

    Your pictures are truly amazing and I think you have a very healthy (healthy in terms of how it is good for your health and our earth as well:) ) hobby! Are those raspberries you have in the photos? They just look awesome!!
    I feel like more people could engage themselves in gardening, which would definitely change the way we think about nature and the environment.

    Thanks for sharing your story:)

    Posted 16-02-2020 16:22

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Ashley

    I envy you for having such a great hobby!
    It looks like it is not only fun, but also teaches you a lot of things. In my opinion, gardening is probably one of the most simplest way that one can interact with his/her surrounding environment. I wish I can get a small back yard one day and have myself the same hobby!

    Posted 16-02-2020 12:04

Himani Chand

  • Himani Chand says :
    Wow. Thank You Ashley for writing about such amazing thing. Gardening is a basic thing we can do to interact with our mother nature seriously. It's proved to be a great healing thing for everyone.
    Posted 15-02-2020 16:29

biddhya pandey

  • biddhya pandey says :
    Gardening is the best way of making the mother earth beautiful
    Great concept.
    Posted 15-02-2020 16:18

Mildred Nyangena

  • Mildred Nyangena says :
    Great concept. I'm inspired to start one.
    Posted 15-02-2020 01:11

Seyoung Kwon

  • Seyoung Kwon says :
    Gardening is a great idea for not only protecting the environment through polyculture, but also beautifying your garden!
    Posted 15-02-2020 00:29

Prabha Bhusal

  • Prabha Bhusal says :
    Hello Ashley,
    That's an good initiative for balancing greenery along with your hobby.
    Thank you for your wonderful piece of report.
    Regards,
    Prabha Bhusal
    Posted 14-02-2020 23:11

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