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A SPOOKY REFLECTION OF OUR SOCIETY?

By Brad Priest   One of the most powerful things a designed landscape can do is to elicit emotional reactions in its visitors. Often the user response is meant to be positive, as people obviously enjoy spending time outdoors in spaces that make them feel good most...

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...

Rhythm in the Landscape

By Brad Priest, Landscape Designer   Repetition, patterns, movement – these words help describe the concept of rhythm, which can exist at all sorts of scales and via many different mediums. It is found in the beat of a song and the ebb and flow of the...

Autism and Nature

By: Christina Hughey “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with Autism”   (source)   No two people with autism are exactly alike. Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder comes with a wide range of skills, abilities, and disabilities. Autism is caused by a combination of genetic...

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...

The Practice of Shinrin-Yoku

By Christina Hughey   Shinrin-yoku otherwise known as forest-bathing (meaning to bathe the mind, you don’t need your swimsuit!), was developed in Japan during the 1980’s. Shinrin-yoku is an activity where you walk slowly in a natural outdoor setting (you may even meditate), in return you will...

Friday Fact: Horticultural Therapy

An important part of landscape architecture is not just design, but how the design makes a person feel. Christina Hughey, our Horticulture Therapy specialist, is here to provide information regarding these aspects of design. The first tidbit is how gardens can impact elderly. Well designed gardens...