The freedom in Corona time measures 360 sqm

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Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences investigated the importance of gardens and green spaces during the Corona pandemic and the associated contact closures. For this purpose, 495 people from all population groups, i.e. proportionately according to age, gender, income and region, were surveyed at the end of May. "We can see that currently the use of both private gardens and public green spaces have a positive influence on life satisfaction," said Prof. Dr. Kai Sparke and Dr. Mira Lehberger from the Chair of Horticultural Economics.

When asked for personal descriptions of the importance of the garden/public park, the terms "recreation" and "relaxation" frequently came up. "It was therefore right and important that green spaces remained accessible as far as possible during the contact ban, so that they could develop their positive physical and mental effects," state Sparke and Lehberger.

On average, all respondents spend about ten hours a week outdoors for recreation and sport. In the case of garden owners, about eight hours are added for hobby work in their own plot, which has an average size of 360 square meters. Seventy-five percent of those with gardens cite the beautiful spring weather as a motivation to get outside, but 58 percent also point to the limitations on other recreational opportunities, and 55 percent cite contact barriers. "In the future, the home garden could develop even more as a real value component on the real estate market," the Geisenheim horticultural economists suspect.

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