Great article on the beneficial effects of gardening. I know it helped me feel grounded and connected to something. Success is measurable - your plants grow or they don't. But it's not failure if they don't grow - you learn and figure out better ways to go about it. Harvesting is very rewarding. It is a connection to the ground, the weather, to life - all things I feel very disconnected from much of the time.
Informative infographic: Vegetables You Can Grow in the Shade // Basically, a good rule to remember is that if you grow a plant for the fruit or the root, it needs full sun. If you grow it for the leaves, stems, or buds, a little shade will be just fine.