This presentation introduces research showing how green landscapes and nature enhance health in the fields of healthcare and forest healing that measure stress relief and its related benefit. It will tie in sustainable landscape performance to show the extended benefits of green landscapes to both people and the planet. Finally, it will tie research together with a discussion of design applications for enhanced health promotion on scales ranging from small sites to regional applications.

During this session you will walk away with knowing:

  • Healthcare research in nature and human health
  • Stress and stress relief
  • Forest Healing
  • Gardens in healthcare
  • Greening and planet health

With Ken Hurst with Texas A&M University.