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Gardening is good for you

Growing your own vegetables, taking care of plants, cultivating flowers, cutting hedges and weeding is much more than the joy of eating homegrown vegetables and herbs – it is therapy and in many ways really, really good for us new research from the independent charity King’s Fund shows. Increasing people’s exposure to, and use of, green spaces… Read more »

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Traveling caravans let you work in the forest

What if your office was a traveling caravan that could make it possible for you to work in the middle of the forest or at another beautiful nature scenery? The Dutch company KantoorKaravaans are mobile micro-offices that let office workers do their day to day business in the middle of beautiful, national parks. As I have… Read more »

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Hvad siger du til kontor i naturen?

Kunne du tænke dig at sidde under bøgetræernes store kroner, til lyden af fuglekvidder og med udsigt over en lille skovsø? Det lyder næsten for godt til at være sandt, men de spanske arkitekter Jose Selgas og Lucia Cano, der sammen har arkitektfirmaet SelgasCano har bygget deres tegnestue ude i en skov, i en forstad til Madrid i Spanien. Her har… Read more »

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The Joy of a Garden

If you have been living a long life close to nature and with you own garden it might feel like something important is missing if you move to an apartment. It was what happened for an older Swedish man when he moved into an apartment after many years in a house with a garden. Fortunately… Read more »

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Growing Your Own Vegetables Can Help Depression

I simply have to quote from this article in the guardian.co.uk. It describes how growing some of your own food can have a restorative effect on mental health. “Being part of the natural world, sowing, watering, weeding, pruning, harvesting and eating the plants helps to re-establish one’s individual connection with our planet, its seasons and… Read more »

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Bacteria in Soil May Make Us Happier, Smarter

I have read a very interesting article at the Therapeutic Landscape Network blog. It is about new research that shows that the bacteria in soil may actually make us happier and even smarter. We know that just by being in nature there is a restorative benefit however now research have also found that the direct… Read more »

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Books: Beautiful and Inspiring Reading

I am about to discover that really many interesting books have been written about healing gardens and garden therapy. I have just finished reading two of them. Both of them written from the heart by authors who professionally work with healing gardens and both of them full of the most magnificent photos. The books are… Read more »

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Nature-Based Learning and Play for Autistic and Special Needs Children

A couple of days ago I took this online training “Nature-Based Learning and Play for Autistic and Special Needs Children” presented by: Naomi Sachs – www.NaomiSachsDesign.com & Tara Vincenta www.artemisLA.com. It was a great and very useful training. In Denmark the focus on the positive benefits of children experiencing the natural world has resulted in… Read more »

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Two new Healing Gardens in Copenhagen

Using gardens as part of a healing process in quit new in Denmark. However it seems as it is about to change. Two new healing gardens are on their way in Copenhagen. A healing garden is “a garden in a healing setting designed to make people feel better” (Eckerling, 1996, link to article). The goal… Read more »