Great to hear the expert speak about nature, gardens and health.
Thanks Naomi, I love the way you “make a positive difference in people’s lives while doing something creative”.
We are currently constructing a healthcare garden in a major garden project in the Netherlands bringing functional design and fun for ‘everyone’ to enjoy.

Hiking Research®

By Mark Ellison, Ed.D.

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Naomi Sachs, ASLA, EDAC, Founding Director of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network, and co-author of the recently published book Therapeutic Landscapes: An evidenced based approach to designing healing gardens and restorative outdoor spaces. Naomi received her MLA from the University of California at Berkeley and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in architecture at Texas A&M University focusing on access to nature in healthcare environments through the Center for Health Systems and Design. Naomi is an informative and influential voice on the therapeutic use of gardens and nature for human health. Naomi took time to answer a few questions related to her new book, research interests and how to incorporate nature into the home landscape.

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Hiking Research: What inspired you to pursue a nature/landscape focused career?

Naomi Sachs: I grew up in a rural…

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