Gardening is a healthy way to intake your beautiful surroundings and appreciate nature. In addition, I feel like gardening helps an individual’s mental health greatly. Since lockdown started, I’ve started the hobby of gardening because I love plants and find it calming to do it. I’ve also been able to bond with my mother in this process because I help her grow these plants. I think I find this activity relaxing for my mental health especially after a long day of work. Gardening is known to be both good for the mind and body so I feel like that plays a crucial role in it, too. Home-grown vegetables are also said to be healthier so I think that gardening in overall is helpful not only to me but to my environment too.

Learning outcomes observed: 

3. Initiative & planning
LO3 Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience Students can articulate the stages from conceiving an idea to executing a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences. This may be accomplished in collaboration with other participants. Students may show their knowledge and awareness by building on a previous experience, or by launching a new idea or process.

5. Working collaboratively with others
LO5 Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively Students are able to identify, demonstrate and critically discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration gained through CAS experiences.

6. Global engagement
LO6 Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance. Students are able to identify and demonstrate their understanding of global issues, make responsible decisions, and take appropriate action in response to the issue either locally, nationally, or internationally.

7. Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions
LO7 Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions Students show awareness of the consequences of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences.

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