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Adaptive Gardens: Access for All

Photo by Lacey KinderYou may have already heard that hospitals and health care facilities around the world are becoming attuned to the way time spent outdoors can benefit their patients. Proximity to nature can promote elevated feelings of calm and reduce blood pressure, as well as stimulate beneficial brain activity. While healing gardens have gone a long way in relieving ...

Haley Casey | May 27, 2020

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Incan Foods: Living Artifacts in the Land of the Incas

I arose, went to the restroom and felt worse. I was pacing the floor trying to stay calm, but nothing was helping. I turned the lights on and awoke my brother and his fiancé. “What’s the matter with you Joe?” Patty asked. Trying to be calm, I just said, “I’m just a bit nervous.” Patty started having the same ...

Joseph and Patrick Simcox | Nov 12, 2020

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Father of the Modern Tomato

 Photo by Adobe Stock/mythjaToday’s tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) — the large, smooth, red, tasty globe that many of us know and love — bears little resemblance to its South American ancestors, or even to the cultivars that appeared in the American colonies beginning in the 1600s. And until the mid-1800s, many believed that tomatoes ...

Nancy Stamp | May 30, 2019

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