27 Aug WE DIG DIRT!
DOWN THE GARDEN PATH
Before opening that pill vial to pop an anti-depressant, dig your hands into the dirt and take in the aroma of the earth. Mycobacterium vaccae, which is a non-pathogenic microbe living in soil, is believed to have mood elevating effects on the human brain. Humans given serum from this little microbe reported feeling better, more energetic and happier than humans who did not receive the serum.
It works by increasing levels of serotonin & norepinephrine, both of which act to overcome depression, anxiety and other potentially harmful mental states. Allegedly simply inhaling the bacteria, or having it enter your body through little cuts on your hands, is sufficient to reap the benefits of its anti-depressant effects. So the next time you’re feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious…go outside and play in the dirt!
Sunday, September 7th…our next tour. Join us @ 11 am. Pre-registration is required. Sign up here.
Saturday, September 27th…our next Volunteer Day. Pre-registration is required & space is limited. Learn more and sign up here.
“‘THANK YOU’ is the best prayer anyone can say”- Alice Walker
Chenoa Manor wishes to express gratitude & thanks to:
Inverbrook Farm for their generous donations of squash for our porcine and tortoise residents.
Adam Peditto. This amazing Philadelphia-based vegan filmmaker is donating his time, talent and creative vision to producing some videos exclusively for the Manor.
WHAT WE’RE BUZZING ABOUT
Sour Bridges and their fun, fun, fun music.
Hip City Veg. Their Philly vegan “fast-food” is always a hit with the youth of the Manor.