Gardening activity and its relationship to mental health: Understudied and untapped in low-and middle-income countries

Article Authors: Herbert E. Ainamani , Nolbert Gumisiriza, Wilson M. Bamwerinde c, Godfrey Z. Rukundo
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    There is increasing awareness among researchers and health practitioners from high income countries about the potential mental health benefits of participating in gardening activities and spending substantial time in green spaces. However, this phenomenon is not well established in low- and middle-income countries. In this commentary, we discuss the evidence base surrounding the potential mental health benefits of participating in gardening activity and spending substantial time in a green space. We hope to stimulate discourse about incorporating these activities into mental health prevention in low- and middle-income countries.