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Braille Trails and Accessible Outdoor Spaces

By: Christina Hughey Cispus Braille Trail   Most people enjoy going on a walk outside to relax, especially in the spring and fall season. Unfortunately, not every trail is accessible for everyone, often when thinking about accessibility people often think of accessibility for wheelchairs. More places need to...

Cities Connecting Children to Nature initiative

By: Christina Hughey If you haven’t heard yet St. Louis is a part of the Cities Connecting Children to Nature Initiative. Just six cities were chosen to receive technical assistance as well as grants. St. Louis was chosen because the city expressed dedication and commitment for connecting children...

Healing gardens for Veterans

By: Christina Hughey When returning from war, soldiers will have to adapt back to regular civilian life, it might be hard for some to adjust right away. In addition to the stress of adapting, some may have been wounded from the war physically and or mentally....

Kids Grow in the Garden

By: Christina Hughey It’s finally that time of year again. Spring! Everything is starting to grow and new life begins. Just the other week I arrived at a friend’s house to see her and her beautiful children finish up planting seeds. They smiled as they placed...

Go Green Go Native for Saint Patrick’s Day

By: Christina Hughey   Perhaps one of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s day this year is to go eco green! By helping the environment around St. Patrick’s day we can have a fun productive holiday, as well as give back to our community and...

Outside Play Becoming Non Existent

By: Christina Hughey (source) Maybe one of the biggest concerns for children of this generation is the lack of time spent outdoors. Perhaps you have heard of the term Nature Deflect Disorder, this phrase came from the book Last Child in the Woods. Basically, describing the...

Healing Gardens for Mental Health/ Behavioral Health

By: Christina Hughey   One in four people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illness has an attached stigma, therefore some people suffering with mental illness will not get help. Mental illness should not be thought of in a negative way, because it’s...

Cold Weather is the Perfect Time to Get Outside

By Christina Hughey   Cabin fever? Want to get outside but its winter? Go outside anyways. There is lots of research out there on the benefits of nature about De- stressing, improving focus, boosting your immune system, and much more during the winter. With kids playing outside...

A Farm That May Prevent Cancer

My Review on: The Garden of Hope By: Christina Hughey The Garden of Hope is a 261-acre farm located on Ohio State Universities main campus. The farm’s main goal is to get the cancer survivors active and to eat properly in a cancer preventing way leading...

A Review Over Project Chemotherapy Outside

By: Christina Hughey   Tergooi Hospital   Project Chemotherapy Outside is an interesting concept. Located in Hilversum, Netherlands designed by Architect Bart Van Der Salm. This project has allowed patients to receive chemotherapy outdoors in a park like setting. The idea of the chairs and set up was inspired...