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The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden blog, written by staff & volunteers of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This blog serves as a platform for different voices of those who enjoy the Garden. Our goal is to encourage dialogue and conversation about issues important to the gardening community. We welcome your comments.

“Parks are a part of our healthcare system,” said Dr. Daphne Miller, a professor of family and community medicine, University of California, San Francisco, at the Greater & Greener: Reimagining Parks for 21st Century Cities, a conference in New York City. She said these green spaces are crucial to solving hypertension, anxiety, depression, diabetes — “the diseases of indoor living.” The more someone spends outdoors, the less likely they are to suffer from mental or physical disorders.

A hospital near Detroit grows it's own organic produce.