For the Media

Resources for journalists and bloggers seeking information related to the creation of meaningful urban greenspaces that connect people and nature.


Forest bathing in Sacred Places

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Green space design: getting started — DIY-style

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The Nature Conservancy and Nature Sacred partner to create new green space at Washington DC’s Mount Olivet Cemetery

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Open green space design: getting started

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Urban forest bathing: a city movement—nationwide

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Nature Sacred network of Sacred Places to be included in the Park Rx prescription platform

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If This Bench Could Talk: Redux

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Baltimore creating its first Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights; Nature Sacred is a stakeholder

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“Can he rehabilitate wounded warriors with new age medicine?” — OZY

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An iconic bench. A story of community collaboration.

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  Media Coverage

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“Can he rehabilitate wounded warriors with new age medicine?” — OZY

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“Legacy staff weed out stress in therapy garden” — KOIN6

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“Veteran’s Day Focus: Healing PTSD with Nature” — The DIRT, ASLA

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“Group works to engage people in Baltimore’s ‘sacred places:’ outdoor gardens and green space” – The Baltimore Sun

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“‘Forest bathing’ aims for a full body and spirit immersion in N.J. Pinelands” – Philly.com

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“New executive director named at TKF Foundation in Annapolis” – The Capital Gazette

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“Prioritizing Disaster Recovery Projects Through a Social Resilience Lens” — Route Fifty

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“Film documents rebirth of Queens garden” – Builder

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“5 years after Hurricane Sandy: One Queens community heals” – AccuWeather

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“‘Health system studies therapy garden’s effect on ICU nurses'” – Health Facilities Management

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  Recent Research

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New study out: Reduced symptoms of burnout noted in nurses who spent one break a day in a hospital garden

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Even small urban green spaces can lower depression rates, new research confirms

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Neighborhood green space and health in a large urban center

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Designer’s approach for scene selection in tests of preference and restoration along a continuum of natural to manmade environments

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Nature and the Environment: The Psychology of Its Benefits and Its Protection

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Preliminary Analysis of TKF “Book & Bench” texts

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Seeing the forest for the trees: hybridity and social-ecological symbols, rituals and resilience in post-disaster contexts

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Refuges of local resilience: Community gardens in post-Sandy New York City

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Recognizing Stewardship Practices as Indicators of Social Resilience

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Holistic Care in the US Military I—The Epidaurus Project

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Fast Fact


Memory

Researchers have observed significantly improved memory and attention in individuals experiencing nature as opposed to indoor or urban environments.