Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.

Rabindranath Tagore

Nature is Medicine -- Even in a Prison Cell

Nature is Medicine -- Even in a Prison Cell

Jul 2, 2018-- Nalini Nadkarni, a biology professor at the University of Utah who has pioneered techniques for studying tree canopy communities in tropical and temperate forests, started "Moss-in-Prisons," a project in which prisoners joined a research/conservation effort to counteract the destructive effects of collecting wild-grown moss from old-growth forests for the floral trade. "We learned that the inmates who viewed nature videos committed twenty-six percent fewer violent infractions than those who did not view them, a convincing result for the prison officers and administrators and for ourselves." (7373 reads)

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Take ActionProfessor Nadkarni's book, Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees is very worth reading. You might discuss with a few friends the ways in which trees serve your community, and even bring water to any trees in your neighborhood which appear thirsty.

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