Vox Populi

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Oliver Sacks: Why We Need Gardens

In forty years of medical practice, I have found only two types of non-pharmaceutical ‘therapy’ to be vitally important for patients with chronic neurological diseases: music and gardens.

May 10, 2020 · 5 Comments

John de Graaf: A California City That’s Taking Beauty Seriously

Vallejo is working on conserving open space and beautifying the city as part of a national campaign to unite Americans. Vallejo has been hit hard by poverty, unemployment, and drug … Continue reading

August 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Why Gardening is Good for Us

Last year, Eva and I hired a contractor to remove the asphalt from our backyard which for years had been used as a woodlot and a basketball court. The soil … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 8 Comments

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