Nature and plants - indoors or out - are known to have many benefits for adults and children including cleaner air, a healthier environment and they are a good stimulus for mental health.
In times like now, when so much seems uncertain, you can be sure that your plants and nature are still working for and with you. Many organizations have resources explaining the individual benefits and how nature can change your life.
Read more to discover those resources.
Check out this list of popular websites summarizing plant and nature benefits compiled by floriculturist, Charlie Hall:
Plant Benefit Fact Sheets produced by The Green City – These fact sheets are 4-color and are excellent ready-to-use marketing materials.
All-America Selections / National Garden Bureau – Their Facebook page is full of 4-color posting about the benefits of plants.
Green Cities: Good Health – Click on a research theme for Fast Facts that are perfect for social media sharing.
Children and Nature Network – The C&NN library is one of the best I have seen. You can search by topic and each citation contains a 2-3 paragraph summary. And it’s all about the impacts of nature on kids!
Human Dimension of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening – This site focuses urban forestry and has an exhaustive list of the benefits of urban forests to humans.
Landscape & Human Health Laboratory
Landscape Performance Series
ASLA Health Benefits of Nature – Click on a health topic and you can find specific research studies addressing how nature influences that particular health issue.
Nature Sacred – Another great resources on the power of nature to human health.
Therapeutic Landscapes Network
Green Plants for Green Buildings
Biophilic Cities – Their short videos in the Films section are perfect for sharing the benefits of being in nature.
Terrapin Bright Green – One of the best resources for biophilic design information. One of my favorites if the Economics of Biophilia report.
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