We can all remember the rush we felt when the bell rang for recess during grade school. For many, we feel that rush when getting to leave work early to hit the slopes, or getting to catch up with friends over a morning hike. For our mountain community, the great outdoors and our mental health are just a part of our nature.
Harvard Medical School (2021) recently shared that spending time in nature can “help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and maybe even improve memory.” Because of our community’s nature, CONNECT Summit County hosts “Mental Wellness in the Garden” every summer. This gives a chance to pause and rewind, surrounded by fresh mountain air and blooming plants. To get ready for this year’s event, we thought we could look back on last year!
Last year we teamed up with Summit Community Gardens to provide activities and resources to enhance mental health for all people of Summit County. We had community resource booths, a fresh produce farm stand, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Activities included mindfulness meditation, a cooking class, gardening, and a trail walk.
This year, we will again have many community partners and activities. Stop by anytime between 9 -1 this Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Summit Community Gardens (4056 Shadow Mountain Dr, Park City, UT 84098).