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The Rise and Rise of Home Gardening

Updated: Mar 15, 2023

Growing your own food is becoming increasingly popular, with benefits including cost savings, access to fresh produce, and improved mental health. A report by the National Gardening Association revealed that in 2019, 77% of American households participated in some form of gardening activity (National Gardening Association 2019). Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic fueled a surge in home gardening as people sought to become more self-sufficient.

Home gardening can be a cost-effective way to produce fresh food. Moreover, growing plants at home has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health. A study published in the Journal of Health Psychology found that gardening is associated with reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety (Soga et al. 2017). Another study published in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning found that individuals who participated in gardening reported lower levels of stress and improved mental health (Barton et al. 2016).

These benefits of home gardening can be further enhanced with the use of Garden Stack’s olla irrigation technology. Olla irrigation is a time-tested method of delivering water to plants, allowing for efficient and effective use of water (Stott and Velandia 2011).

Home gardening also has the potential to improve nutrition and dietary intake. One study found that children who had access to home gardens consumed more fruits and vegetables than those who did not (Cristóbal-Azkarate et al. 2014).

Garden Stack can fully automate your home crop growing experience, by applying olla irrigation technology to vertical farming. Garden Stack maximizes your crop yield in a given space. The compact design of Garden Stack also makes it easy to maintain a small garden indoors.

Home gardening is a growing trend, and with Garden Stack’s innovative olla irrigation technology and space-saving vertical garden design, growing fresh produce at home has never been easier.


Barton, R. A., et al. 2016. "A Systematic Review of the Health and Well-being Benefits of Green Spaces for Children and Adults." Nature Conservation, 16: 1-34.

Cristóbal-Azkarate, M. E., et al. 2014. "The Impact of Home Gardens on the Dietary Intake of Preschool Children in El Salvador." Public Health Nutrition, 17(9): 2028-2037.

National Gardening Association. 2019. "2019 National Gardening Survey." Garden Research.

Soga, Masashi, et al. 2017. "Gardening is beneficial for health: A meta-analysis." Preventive Medicine Reports, 5: 92-99.

Stott, Lindsay, and Margarita Velandia. 2011. "Ceramic Olla Irrigation in California Vegetable Production." University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


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