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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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A Tribute to Blane Bourgeois

I first met Blane Bourgeois after a pilgrimage of sorts some 10 years ago. As my kids and I approached his house there was suspense; would he be friendly? Would he invite us to visit? Or would he shoo us away? We had not prewarned of our visit, as it was hard to reach Blane by phone, so we were taking our chances and just dropping in. We made our way south of Salem, Arkansas, ...

Joseph Simcox | Aug 8, 2021

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