95 – The Benefits of Gardening for Kids with ADHD with Katie Oglesby
95 - The Benefits of Gardening for Kids with ADHD with Katie Oglesby
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Gardening can be very beneficial for families of children with ADHD. In this episode of the Soaring Child podcast, learn more about the nurturing aspects of gardening and the principles of food as medicine and how a garden to table lifestyle not only fosters a connection with nature, but also empowers our families  to become informed advocates for their own well-being.

Katie Oglesby is an edible garden designer and a holistic health coach on a mission to help her clients to stop being passive participants in their health journeys and become courageous, informed advocates for their wellbeing. As a garden coach and a real food advocate, she fuses the healing power of gardening with the healing power of food as medicine in her garden designs and holistic approach to garden to table lifestyle.

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Link mentioned in the episode: 

Thriving with ADHD book –  www.adhdthriveinstitute.com/book

 Show Notes

Key Takeaways:

[3:55] How homegrown food differs in quality from store-bought food

[6:03] The benefits of gardening

[6:23] Why it’s important for kids to be outside in the soil

[9:33] The benefits of the hands-on learning with gardening

[11:55] Why kids are more likely to eat food they have grown themselves

[13:45] How to get started gardening

[18:22] Do you have to replant every season?

[19:57] Katie’s favorite herbs and plants to grow

[21:02] Plants that thrive in the winter

[22:20] Success stories Katie has seen from families implementing the garden-to-table lifestyle

[24:25] Where to find Katie online


Memorable Moments:

”Our food is traveling a minimum of 1200-1500 miles before it even gets to us.”

”Benefit #1 – we are eating quality food… #2 – the health benefits of nature and being in the soil…”

”They’re more likely to eat it if they grow it.”

”It’s called horticulture therapy. When we go out and nurture something…it really does impact us on many different levels.”

”One of the easiest ways to start is a raised bed or containers.”

”Most gardens fail to thrive because of poor quality soil.”

”The soil is the plant’s external microbiome, so we really want to make sure that it’s healthy and that it’s alive.”

”Herbs are the easiest things to grow, then salad greens, then the fruiting vegetables.”

”In the winter, I switch to microgreens.”

”I’ve seen many go from eating more processed foods to eating more homegrown foods, and it’s rewarding to watch.”


How to Connect to Katie Oglesby

Website: www.katieoglesby.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katiemoglesby/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katiemoglesby


Dana Kay Resources:

Website: https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/

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Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@adhd_thriveinstitute

International Best Selling Book, Thriving with ADHD – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/book/

Free Reduce ADHD Symptoms Naturally Masterclass – https://bit.ly/3GAbFQl

ADHD Parenting Course – https://info.adhdthriveinstitute.com/parentingadhd
ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids Program – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/packages/