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Health and Landscapes

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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.


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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, Aristotle stated, “For in all natural things there is something marvelous.” And the transcendentalist writer, Ralph Waldo Emerson mused in his essay “Nature” that “the…

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