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The Surprising Benefits of Flower Farming for Mental Health and Well-being

Updated: May 7, 2023

Welcome to My Blog!

Often people attempt to live their lives backward: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what your need to do, in order to have what you want.

Margaret Young

Hello, My name is Robyn, and welcome to my blog!

Amidst the chaos of modern life, many of us women need to take a step back and reconnect with ourselves. I felt I needed to get back to the land and revive some of the olden ways when nature was felt much more intimately. I sought to reconcile my inner desires and spiritual longings with my sometimes-overwhelming commitments to family, career, and community. I was frantic and exhausted, and I recognized I wasn’t the only one feeling this way. However, I still did not have all the answers. My only solution was to re-establish a connection with the earth and its natural beauty, to soothe my soul and rediscover the joy of being alive. For the flower lovers among us, I want to share the journey of my connection with nature and the offerings of joy, beauty, simplicity, harmony and gratitude.

After years in the city raising my children and working, I felt an urgent call to return to my rural roots. Following drought, fires, and floods, my partner Matt and I finally found our farm in Charley's Forest, Southern Tablelands, NSW... and now we have Wildside Flower Farm.

I’ve now felt I have now come full circle—with my first studies in naturopathy and acupuncture, and then my care-taking and organisational skills as the founder of a not-for-profit co-operative in aged care and disability. Now, I'm putting my past knowledge to use with the healing power of scented plants and flowers to craft a therapeutic garden farm. The field are being, filled with old garden roses and peonies, herbs, and other scented plants which I can gather and dry to make beautiful preparations in my still-room for my family’s health and to perfume my home with these lovely, fragrant delights.

Over the coming months, I will be posting once a month on topics such as:

  • Creating a Therapeutic Garden

  • Reconnecting with Nature

  • The Regenerative Benefits of Flower Farming

  • Embracing Simplicity and Gratitude

  • Preserving Flowers : Traditional Stillroom Preparations

  • Wildside Flower Farm - Case Study in Nurturing Wellness

I will also be posting to my Instagram @wildsideflowerfarm so you can follow me there as well. I look forward to connecting with you.

Please share this with friends or family ho you think will benefit from being connected.

Till then



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