Hi, I’m Sharon
Welcome to 15minutesofgreen.com. Gardening blog? Lifestyle challenge? Nature appreciation website?
All of the above.
15 minutes of green … every day. That’s 15(+) minutes working in my garden or out and about exploring a new green space; appreciating nature, developing new skills and learning more about plants and wildlife.
Sounds easy? Well, I challenge you too! Join me on Twitter @15greenmins and let me and others know how you’ve spent your 15 minutes of green today.
A commitment to 15 minutes of green every day means fresh air and exercise that you’re not getting at the moment, plus so much more:
- Watch your garden flourish
15 minutes of weeding, strimming or pruning each day adds up to more than 90 hours of gardening a year.
- Discover more about your neighbourhood
Have you ever wondered where that footpath goes? Now is the time to find out.
- Broaden your knowledge of the natural world
Do you know your ash from your elm, or your mistle from your song (thrush)?
- Learn new skills
Collect seeds, take cuttings, get back on a bike … I’m planning to give it a go. What will you try your hand at?
- Feel happier and healthier
Being outside makes you feel good … top up on some extra sunlight (vitamin D!), fresh air and physical activity. Get your body moving, de-stress and increase your concentration.
Personally, I want to sit less, move more; enjoy some extra fresh air and sunlight; knock my garden into shape; and discover more about the green spaces around me. What are yours?
Just the start
You can do anything for 15 minutes, so I hope you will accept the challenge. Please let me know how you spend your 15 minutes of green. Leave a comment here, or join me on Twitter @15greenmins
Now, get out and grow!