urban green spaces help improve mental health

Create Urban Green Spaces to Improve Mental Health

Some people only get into close contact with nature after they are grown up. For example, Rebecca Lemos-Otero tells of a fascinating story about her first experience with the natural environment. She grew up in Washington D.C.’s Columbia Heights suburb she only came into contact with nature in her late teens.

Lemos-Otero is not the only one in this scenario.  Other community people got to experience the beauty of nature when her mother launched a community garden in Colombia Heights neighbourhood. Many people now realize the significance of urban green spaces following the introduction of the idea of community gardens by Rebecca Lemos-Otero’s mother.

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