Introduction to wildlife gardening and people

This will become an important part of our website.   Increasingly research is showing just how important green space and exposure to wildlife are for ordinary people, whether they are gardeners or not.  More and more people around the world and in the UK are living in cities, and are becoming cut-off from the "natural" environments in which we evolved and to which are biology is attuned.  Unfortunately, this is a big and difficult subject, because there is a lot of "grey" literature published, and it will be essential to separate solid science from anecdotal evidence

We would be interested to hear from anyone with a strong professional interest in green space and human mental and physical health, who would be prepared to create some web pages for this site.  We can try to create these "in-house", but the scale of the task means this could take some time.

In due course we wish to have pages in this section covering:

  • Physical health and gardening
  • Biophilia and urban living
  • Stress, mental health and wildlife gardening
  • Education and school grounds
  • Communities and wildlife gardening
  • Parents and children
  • Allotments and wildlife
  • Parks and public gardens
  • Training and standards in wildlife gardening

The picture below is an NVivo Word Cloud on the theme of gardens and health created by Geraldine Surman, from a large number of academic study titles.

Introduction to wildlife gardening and people

This will become an important part of our website.   Increasingly research is showing just how important green space and exposure to wildlife are for ordinary people, whether they are gardeners or not.  More and more people around the world and in the UK are living in cities, and are becoming cut-off from the "natural" environments in which we evolved and to which are biology is attuned.  Unfortunately, this is a big and difficult subject, because there is a lot of "grey" literature published, and it will be essential to separate solid science from anecdotal evidence

We would be interested to hear from anyone with a strong professional interest in green space and human mental and physical health, who would be prepared to create some web pages for this site.  We can try to create these "in-house", but the scale of the task means this could take some time.

In due course we wish to have pages in this section covering:

  • Physical health and gardening
  • Biophilia and urban living
  • Stress, mental health and wildlife gardening
  • Education and school grounds
  • Communities and wildlife gardening
  • Parents and children
  • Allotments and wildlife
  • Parks and public gardens
  • Training and standards in wildlife gardening

The picture below is an NVivo Word Cloud on the theme of gardens and health created by Geraldine Surman, from a large number of academic study titles.

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