Through interviews with everyday, "garden variety" gardeners around the country, we come to a closer understanding of the meaning of the garden. The interviews have been grouped into four categories expressing the essences of the experience for these individuals: the Garden as Paradise, Provider, Teacher and Healer. This book is a warm and valuable look at real people, their gardens, and their values.
This book by Charles Lewis delves into the psychological, sociological, and physiological responses of people to plants in urban and forest settings. Lewis also addresses HT programs in hospitals, geriatric centers, drug rehabilitation programs, and correctional institutions. In this book, he examines people-plant interaction from two perspectives: participatory (an individual is involved in planting and maintaining plants) and observational (an individual bears no responsibility for the plants), using the latest and best research.
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The aim of this volume, and of the first-of-its-kind symposium at its origin, is to bring the reader a survey of Human Issues in Horticulture. Through a multi-disciplinary approach involving researchers in the fine arts, sociology, psychology, urban planning, forestry, environmental psychology, history, and the horticulture community, the authors develop an overview of how plants affect people and explore diverse opportunities for research and acquistion of knowledge. This wealth of interrelated material will interest all plants professionals and also amateurs, such as Master Gardeners, who through their horticultural activities contribute to society.
Here is the latest rearch on the unique topic of relationships between people and the plants in their environments. People-Plant Relationships proposes than an understanding of the psychological, physiological, and social responses of people to plants can play a significant role in improved physical and mental health for both individuals and communities. Contributing authors, from both industry and academic worlds, present ongoing and proposed research from the U.S. and Hawaii, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean. The book identifies research priorities and methods by which horticulturists can work with social scientists and others to more fully understand and utilize people-plant relationships for the betterment of society.
Because it covers a broad array of information, People-Plant Relationships is of interest to those in many specialized fields, including horticulture, social science, architecture, horticultural therapy, corrections, gerontology, and horticultural product and service marketing. Among the host of topics examined are American women and their gardens, people-plant relations in other countries, home horticulture and lyme disease, Southeast Asian food plants, indoor plants and pollution reduction, new crops production, plants and therapy, and the corparate garden.
"People-Plant Interactions in Urban Areas: Proceedings of a Research and Education Symposium" was the fourth international symposium addressing research and educational topics exploring the relationship among horticulture, human well being, and social development. Topics focused on during the symposium included: Horticulture and Community Development: social and psychological effects of plants and gardening on neighborhood and community; Horticulture and the Development of the Individual: social ,physical, emotional, and cognitive interactions of plants and gardening on the individual; Horticulture and the Physical Urban Environment: the effects of plants and green spaces on temperature, pollution, and other physical aspects of the urban environment; Economic Issues of Horticulture in the Urban Environment: the effects of plants and green spaces on tourism, real estate, small business, consumerism, and horticulture industry development; and Horticulture and Culture: the interactions of plants, gardens, gardening, and green spaces on art, aesthetics, and cultural interactions.
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This book provides a brief discussion of the human presence in the garden -- how and why we value and interact in the landscape space -- and consideration of the environment in landscape planning.
This publication is geared primarily toward people- architecture interaction, but does briefly mention some positive effects of plants on human life, such as their ability to improve air quality and to increase the aesthetic value of a place.
This is a book of essays based on The Once and Future Park symposium and exhibition cosponsored by the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in the Spring of 1992.
This is an ethnobotanical approach to examining plants as sources of medicine, nutrition, and other things. Contributions to the book have been made by qualified scientists in an effort to understand the human-plant interaction in terms of diet, medicine, and natural products.
This is the first book to focus on what the garden means -- on the ecology of garden as idea, place, and action. The Meaning of Gardens maps out how the garden is perceived, designed, used, and valued. The Meaning of Gardens probes the social and philosophical importance of the garden to explain why it is central to our individual lives, our society, and our planet.
Mark Francis is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Davis. Randolph T. Hester Jr., is professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.
This publication offers the first research-based analysis of the vital psychological role that nature plays in our lives. Over a period of 20 years, the authors have sought to understand how people perceive nature and what types of natural environments they prefer, what psychological benefits they seem to derive from wilderness experiences, and why backyard gardens are especially important to some people. The book examines the satisfactions and advantages that various natural settings bring to us.
This book traces garden transitions from the villages of Africa to the modern, rural South. This book looks at the design and use of the yard garden and the meaning of gardening to the people interviewed, providing a tremendous resource for insight and understanding.
This is an emotionally illustrated publication with black and white photos that take us through the gardens of the lower east side of Manhattan, gardens built by homeless or impoverished of the area. This book also explores what the garden design means to its creator and expands our definition of a garden.
The relationship between plants and people is profound, affecting nearly every aspect of our lives. In People, Plants, and Culture, Michael J. Balick and Paul Alan Cox, two of the world's leading ethnobotanists, argue that the very roots of human culture are deeply intertwined with plants. Beginning with the prehistoric use of plants by hunter-gatherers and the development of agriculture, the authors reveal how studies of plant use by indigenous peoples is the key to understanding the history of human civilization.
Ethnobotany is a dynamic science which draws on the methods of anthropology, botany, pharmacology, and other disciplines to understand plant-human interaction through history. Regarded as perhaps the two most prominent ethnobotanists in the world, Balick and Cox have spent decades doing field work in the jungle, collecting countless plant specimens, winning patents for new drugs, and preserving the botanical wisdom of indigenous peoples throughout the world.
Plants, People, and Culture speaks deeply to the relationship of human beings and the natural world. The authors hope this book will engender a deeper respect for both indigenous peoples and the earth!s natural heritage as well as for the human condition which is tied so fundamentally to the relationship between people and plants.
Three items about this rebirth are particularly noteworthy. First, the new printing is excellent. Second, the price remains the same ($18.95 plus postage). Third, as before, it can be ordered as a text through your local bookstore (and as before, royalties go to the Nature Conservancy).