Some Compelling Reasons to Start a Home Garden

by Zarine, REALTOR® 05/05/2019

There are many ways that a home garden can be of benefit to you. From improving your health, to helping burn calories and beautifying the surroundings, there are many reasons to start home gardening. Here are fabulous reasons to start a home or family gardening.

Access to fresh and healthy Food

Eating freshly grown foods is one of the best ways to eat healthily. It is way better than processed foods that have formed the bulk of our restaurants. When you concentrate on fruits and vegetables, you do yourself a lot of good, since fruits and veggies are part of the healthiest food. A personal garden will improve your diet and encourage you to eat healthily. Fresh food stays healthy and nutritious since it avoids subjection to processing and preservation.

You Build responsibility in Kids

When you have a family garden, you can delegate tasks based on age and capacity. Hence, even the smallest member of the family can have something to do. A garden is a terrific way to instill responsibility in kids. It will not be surprising for many kids to think that food items come only from the grocery stores. With a garden, however, they get to understand that if they can commit to tilling the ground, planting a seed and watering it, it can grow and provide food.

You Build Hand Strength and Dexterity

As we grow, there is a possibility that the hand strength wears out gradually. With this in mind, it is essential to try activities that engage the hand. Sewing and gardening are one of the few exercises that work and strengthen the hand muscle. For this reason, researchers recommend gardening for stroke patients. When you alternate the use of the hands, and you engage your non-dominant hand as well, you build strength and stimulate your brain.

Gardening Purifies the air

With the myriads of motor vehicles roaming our street and the increase in technology and industry, easily contaminates the air we breathe. What better way to reduce and get rid of air toxins than to plant a garden? Since plants use carbon dioxide and give out oxygen, it can foster optimum health among your family members. 

Gardening is a Mild Form of Exercise

There are lots of activities involved in cultivation, Movement, bending, digging, weeding, winging of the hand and planting, etc. hence, gardening provides a terrific way to exercise. While gardening will not do much for your cardiovascular fitness, you get the benefits of low impact workout. We recommend this for people who find regular exercise a challenge.

About the Author
Author

Zarine, REALTOR®

With over two decades of real estate industry experience, Zarine focuses on the San Francisco Bay Area marketplace. From single family homes, condos, townhouses to multi-family residences. She works extensively with investors to upgrade, remodel sell residential and commercial properties. She has consistently been in the top 5 agents out of over 300 agents in the Company.

Zarine has been a Bay Area resident since 1977. She has been active in real estate since 1988. In addition to helping buyers and sellers find their dream home, Zarine and her husband Neville started investing in Real Estate in the Bay Area since 1978. They own and maintain several rental properties and also regularly purchase, fix, and sell homes. They have a team of contractors, landscapers, and tradespeople that they can recommend. They built our own home from scratch and worked closely with the architect in the vision and design. Together, they are involved in every aspect of real estate and live it daily.

Having traveled extensively around the world, Zarine is able to accommodate each of her clients’ unique needs, and prides herself on being a strong listener and communicator. Zarine’ s communication skills are an integral part of her success in real estate. She meets clients from all walks of life and dedicates herself to understanding each of their needs and goals. Zarine and Neville love what they do and have won several awards over the years. They are dedicated and have been with J.F.Finnegan brokers since 1995. In turn their clients are loyal as 95% of their business is from referrals. Real estate is more than just a profession to them; it is their hobby and passion.

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

Originally from Bombay, Zarine and Neville go back to India to visit family. They have travelled extensively around the world and love their annual escape to Maui. Zarine enjoys cooking, entertaining, gardening, reading, movies, and life! They have two daughters who live in San Francisco and their joy in their life are their three grandchildren.

AWARDS:

  • 2016 Emerald Elite #2 in the whole Company
  • 2015 Emerald Elite # 3 in the whole Company
  • 2014 Platinum Award #5 in the Company
  • 2013 Emerald Elite #1 Team in the Company
  • 2012 Platinum Award #1 Team in the Company
  • 2011 Platinum Award #1 Team in the Company
  • 2010 Masters Award #1 Team in the Company
  • Consistently Among the top 3 individual agents of over 300 agents at BHG
  • Chairman's Circle (Consistent Winners 2001, 2002, 2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009)
  • Winners of SAMCAR “SAMMY AWARDS”
  • San Mateo Association of Realtors (SAMCAR),California Association of Realtors (CAR), National Association of Realtors (NAR) San Jose Apartment Owners Association
  • Fine Homes Specialists, E Certified, Bankers Preferred Mortgage, CARTUS Relocation Certified