A Quote by unknown on affection, creation, freedom, garden, identity, leisure, life, needs, potential, research, and understanding

A research project in Australia, entitled "The Congruent Garden: an Investigation into the Role of the Domestic Garden in Satisfying Fundamental Human Needs," interviewed gardeners on the values of gardening in their everyday lives. The researchers established that gardens have the potential to satisfy nine basic human needs (subsistence, protection, affection, understanding, participation, leisure, creation, identity, freedom) across four existential states (being, having, doing and interacting.)


Source: The Avant Gardener, May 1999, p. 53

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