Written by: Breeka Lí Goodlander, CWS, Town of Franklin, MA “Save the Bees,” “Pollinator Patch,” and a myriad of other slogans are common-place today. One can’t travel far without seeing…
Health and Landscapes
Reintroducing bison to grasslands increases plant diversity, drought resilience, study finds – Kansas State University
Originally published by Kansas State University. Reprinted with permission By: Erin Pennington MANHATTAN — A Kansas State University-led study has found that reintroducing bison — a formerly dominant grazer —…
Rewilding is Good for Our Mental Health
By Lillian Harris
We know that rewilding is good for nature. But is that the only reason we should get on board with rewilding? I’d like to share some reasons why rewilding is not just good for nature, it is also good for us. Specifically, for our mental health.
Ways to Improve Your Nutrition and Health During the Offseason
By Samantha McCarthy
Fall is now upon us. While physical activity is still a part of the daily job, it may not be as intense or strenuous as spring days. Eventually, winter will arrive again, and activity levels will drop significantly. It is now an excellent time to start changing your eating habits to reflect your activity levels.
Proper Nutrition for Increased Activity Levels
By Samantha McCarthy
In landscape and gardening design, spring means a change from a more sedentary winter lifestyle to a sudden increase in physical activity. This quick transition can be a challenge for the body, so optimizing your nutrition throughout the Spring and Summer can help you feel better, increase energy levels, and prevent inflammation and pain in the joints.
Preserving the Body for Occupational Longevity
By Diana Kiesel
The landscaping professions’ seasonal demands will continually challenge one’s ability to balance work, family life, and social obligations, leaving little time for self-care. Let us explore how you can incorporate self-care into your daily life, particularly your work life, for a better tomorrow.
The Human Body Landscape – An Eagle’s Point of View
By Nicole Grant
Gardeners and Landscapers spend hours stewarding the land but often times at the expense of their own bodies. Take time every day to appreciate your hard-working body by practicing some deep breathing and easy yoga stretches to better align your spine and recharge your mind.
Reconnecting With The Forest
By Dr. Thomas RaShad Easley
How can we reconnect with the forest as well as ourselves, regardless of our community makeup? How can we steward forests as a resource in a neutral manner? We can all find ways to invite others into forested land by looking through a relationship lens rather than a personal ideal lens.
Wellness One Yard at a Time
by Kelly Cartwright, Ph.D.
When I started researching native landscaping and eco-friendly yard care, my primary motivation was in its ecological and wildlife benefits. As I researched the topic further, I became interested in the connection to human well-being. I never imagined the soul-supporting connection I would form with my yard and the species with whom I interact.
Forest Bathing: Tap into the Healing Power of Forests
by Judy Beaudette If someone offered you a pill that would make you feel more optimistic and peaceful, would you take it? And suppose this medicine was free and had…
Spending Time in Nature – The Benefits are Real
by Donald A. Rakow Belief in the benefits to humans of spending time in nature has precedents that stretch back thousands of years. In his On the Parts of Animals,…
Shinrin Yoku – The Art of Japanese Forest Bathing
Written by Yoshifumi Miyazaki Published in the U.S by Timber Press, 2018 Reviewed Yoshifumi Miyazaki connected with nature in his family’s garden at a young age and…