The Roots of Wellness: Nature and Health Research
People who enjoy gardening and landscaping intuitively understand how nature experiences benefit one's health. Yet the four decades of research that has explored nature and health connections reveal new insights and reinforce our understanding. Analytic tools and statistics also convey the evidence in ways that can inform community policies and programs. Dr. Wolf will review this useful research, with a focus on mental health. She will also translate research findings into practical guidance on how nature can be a part of personal and community wellness programs.