It is time for Monday Morning Blooms. This time with a little research about why gardening is good for mental health. Many of us know this already (and linking to Trent’s weekly smile because gardening brings a smile) but there is empirical support for this garden and improved mental health connection. I had to make a video about this topic and thought I would share a few of the images I made for that.
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Park, S., Lee, A., Park, H. G., & Lee, W. L. (2019). Benefits of gardening activities for cognitive function according to measurement of brain nerve growth factor levels.Â International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,Â 16(5), 760.
Soga, M., Gaston, K. J., & Yamaura, Y. (2017). Gardening is beneficial for health: A meta-analysis.Â Preventive Medicine Reports,Â 5, 92-99.
Ulrich, R.S. (1983). Aesthetic and affective response to natural environment, in Altman, I., and Wohlwill, J.F. (Eds),Â Human Behaviour and environment: Behaviour and the natural environment. Plenum Press, 85-125.
Photographer Artist Philosopher Labor Location is a purpose anagram of collaboration which seeks to place collaboration in one instance as a labor of photographing or the actions that constitute photgraphing and of course these actions are determined by movement or charm with its reference to the body and bodies which in a changing private public sphere enact an ethical dimension. The second instance of collaboration is the results of photographing which in general will be street photography and the collaboration between photographer and camera. You could say that it is a proccess performance.