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God’s Prescription for Wellness: Get Dirty

Gardening is as good–maybe even better–than Prozac!  As we dig in the dirt, microbes are released that when breathed in are shown to increase the production of serotonin, also known as “the happy chemical” that provides us with a sense of wellbeing.  However, some dirt contains toxins like lead, so it is best to get your soil tested before you dig in the dirt.

Don’t have a place to garden that is safe? The Kimball Avenue Church Oasis, at 2324 N. Kimball, is currently filling its waiting list for those interested in organic gardening for the 2018 growing season.  The soil has been tested and is lead-free.  Contact the church if you would like to sign up or to get more information.

Even if you don’t garden, you’re welcome to enjoy the beauty of the Oasis which includes gold fish ponds, an ADA-compliant meditation and prayer labyrinth, fruit trees, and a seating area.

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