Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history.
Gardening is certainly the next amusement to reading.
Computers, singing, reading, painting and gardening are my hobbies.
I have rock climbed but not in awhile. Love all sports, reading, cooking, some carpentry, gardening.
Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.