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Don’t forget your pen

In addition to the health benefits from interacting with nature, urban green spaces provide opportunities for self-reflection and quiet. One overlooked benefit of community green spaces are the benches and places to rest, think and write. Each community green space supported by the TKF Foundation includes an iconic bench. The benches are made from reclaimed…

The Fine Details: Surprising Outcomes of Nature and Health Research

The Nature Sacred Award Initiative supports several projects investigating how humans benefit from being outside. One of these research projects is combing through the fine details of this overarching research endeavor using eye movement technology. Kardan and colleagues (2015) are investigating what we notice, focus on, prefer and feel when we view nature images. These findings…

Designing for Health

Each month in our Open Voices blog we share insight from leaders in our communities who are advancing what it means to have sacred, open green spaces in our cities. This November we share in recognition of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Recently, researchers and landscape architects collaborating in TKF’s…

Support Your Immune System

Each month in our Open Voices blog we share insight from leaders in our communities who are advancing what it means to have sacred, open green spaces in our cities. This October we share in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2014, about 295,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in U.S. women1…

"Just for today I am grateful for being alive and to have this quiet space."

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