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Plant Natural Insect Repellents

In many places, mid-May signals the beginning of planting season. The scent of lilacs and honeysuckle perfume the air and seedlings eagerly push through the [Read More…]

Uncle Sam Says Garden

Produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a propaganda item for World War I, posters urging, “Uncle Sam says garden to cut food costs” [Read More…]

Are Therapeutic Gardens Safe?

03/16/2017 – Jared Green Among hospital administrators, there seems to be a growing concern that therapeutic gardens can harbor diseases and spread them to those [Read More…]

Robins: Springtime Jokesters

Leverage the iconic sounding happy chirps of the American robin this March to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of older adults in your care. [Read More…]

Love Hormones for Health

Love hormones dopamine and serotonin are for more than just inducing feelings of romantic love. In the adult care setting, leveraging your therapeutic garden to [Read More…]

Leverage Sun to Avoid SAD

By the time mid-January rolls around, we’ve boxed away the last decorative remnants of the holiday season, and yet we still have two more months [Read More…]

Presence as Presents

As we reflect on the year that is nearing completion and begin to look forward the new year just ahead, many people are moved to give gifts to those around them. These gifts represent gratitude and kinship. They give nod to our relationships, acknowledging the importance of those around us.

Leaves of Change

With the change of season and the holidays emerging, many find that November induces a natural contemplative state of gratitude. People begin to reflect on [Read More…]

The Outdoor Room: A Rx for wellness

By Jack Carman, FASLA, RLA and Nancy Carman, MA, CMC / Blueprints for Senior Living newsletter, October 2016 It is a well-known fact that spending [Read More…]