Nature therapy as a lifestyle intervention offers many benefits

Nature therapy as a lifestyle intervention offers many benefits

Also called “green medicine,” its sub-disciplines include: Adventure therapy Animal-assisted therapy (also known as pet therapy) Blue care (therapy that uses “blue space” or outdoor water environments) Ecotherapy Forest bathing (immersing oneself in the ambiance of the forest) Green exercise (conducting physical workouts in a natural environment) Nature meditation Botanical, floral, and herbal nutrition Therapeutic gardening Wilderness immersion Nature therapy is slowly but surely finding its place in healthcare as a lifestyle intervention that provides many health benefits to patients.

Planting ‘Forest Gardens’ Can Promote a More Sustainable Food System

Planting ‘Forest Gardens’ Can Promote a More Sustainable Food System

In a natural ecosystem, there are several layers of plant growth, starting with tall trees at the top, with shorter trees, medium and low shrubs, root crops, climbing plants and low-lying ground cover underneath. Home gardens will also benefit from cover crops, helping to improve the soil, attract beneficial insects and capture more sunlight (energy).

Build Better Health by Growing Your Own Food

Build Better Health by Growing Your Own Food

Other commonly sprouted beans, nuts, seeds and grains include: Another plant that is easy to grow that has many valuable health benefits is fennel.

How to Grow Sweet Alyssum

How to Grow Sweet Alyssum

Although Sweet Alyssum is best known for the fragrant white-flowered type, the plant does come in a variety of other colors as shown in this short video, including:10 Planting and Caring for Your Hardy Annual Sweet Alyssum Flower