“How Joplin, Missouri, Used Nature to Recover from a Devastating Tornado” – The Dirt

The Dirt – July 3, 2017

Article by The Dirt Contributor


“…Fusing research, design and nature—a healing garden the community named the Butterfly Garden and Overlook opened to the public in May 2014. As former Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean described to us, it’s a place where children and adults go to feel safe and whole, and to reflect. To recover. The nature effect is real. And our understanding of just how powerful its benefits are continues to grow. …”

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