In The News

What follows are live links to newspapers, magazines, blogs, and radio shows where interviews were conducted, mentions of TKF Open Spaces Sacred Places occurred, National Awardee projects were profiled, and/or National Awardee Team Members’ research studies were cited.


  • Curwood, Steve. (2016, Steptember 16). From Orange to GreenLiving on Earth: PRI’s Environmental News Magazine radio spot and transcript. [Interview with former inmate, Alex Smith, who worked on the TKF-funded prison meditation garden and who is now head of field operations for the Baltimore Tree Trust. Western Correctional Institute: Prison Garden]


  • The Kojo Nnamdi Show. (2015, August 6). What Trees Contribute to Our Physical & Mental Health. WAMU 88.5, Washington, DC NPR station.  [Guests included: Mark Buscaino Executive Director, Casey Trees (good friend of TKF), and Marc Berman, Director, Environmental Neuroscience Laboratory, Assistant Professor of Psychology, The University of Chicago (and team lead on Mechanisms and Elements of Design). Conversation started with Marc’s Toronto study and need for urban nature. Mention of TKF.]



  • (2013, June 23). Open spaces, sacred places. Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences NOTES blog.  [Landscapes of Resilience: Joplin (Memorial Garden), Queens (Community Garden)]
  • Svendsen, Erika. (2013, May 1). Rock, Tree, Human. The Nature of Cities Blog.  [Article written by Ericka Svendsen, co-Team Leader for Landscapes of Resilience: Joplin (Memorial Garden), Queens (Community Garden projects, of her experience during Hurricane Sandy]


  • Lawry, Angie. (2012, May). Sacred Places: TKF Foundation goes cross-country with National Awards Program. CEO Compass Magazine (Pgs.20-21). No online link/print only. [National Nature Sacred Awards Announcement]



  • (2010, December). Peace…At Last. The Ripple Effect: A Newsletter of A Wider Circle.  [A Wider Circle: Garden at Sibley Plaza Senior Housing]
  • Hansel, Robyn Bradley. (2010, June 11). OSSP Labyrinths. Wisdom of the Labyrinth internet radio show. [Interview with Tom Stoner and Carolyn Rapp discussing OSSP book.] 
  • Schaeffer, Pamela. (2010, March/April). Open Spaces Sacred Places. Health Progress Magazine. (Catholic Health Association of the United States.) [Book review and interview with Mary Wyatt, Executive Director, TKF Foundation.]
  • (2010). Community Harvest Mini-Grants. Washington Parks & People website.  [TKF provided mini-grants to WP&P for neighborhood improvement projects.]



  • Bone, John  A. (2008, November 17). WCI Meditation Garden. Cumberland Times-News. [Western Correctional Institution: Prison Garden]





  • Solomon, Mary Jane. (2003, April 18). Give Inner Peace a Chance. Washington Post Weekend. [Tom Stoner quoted on 10 labyrinths TKF has funded]







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