Prescribing Activities in Nature to Increase Social Connectedness
A research-based discussion + seed bomb workshop
Saturday, June 27
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$5 Zoom link provided upon ticket purchase.
Growing reports of a "loneliness epidemic" in the U.S. has led researchers to find new ways to connect people with their worlds through nature-based social prescriptions.
Join on Zoom as PhD researcher, Ashby Leavell, guides us through the health risks of loneliness and the benefits of time outdoors in community gardens. She will share her research with the Community Action for Prevention (CAPS) Community Gardening Clinical Trial with Denver Urban Gardens.
Create your own pollinator seed bomb to get outside and create a more biodiverse world. Materials provided upon ticket purchase. Pick up materials at The Feedery Market starting June 16th.
About Ashby Leavell
Ashby is a PhD student at CU Boulder in Environmental studies studying the human and nature connection. For ten years prior to starting her PhD, she worked in botanic gardens and public park systems in the U.S. and U.K. as a horticulturalist, educator, administrator, and researcher. Ashby completed a Master's fellowship in Public Horticulture with Longwood Gardens and the University of Delaware in 2012. At CU, Ashby is currently pursuing research on loneliness, social connectedness, and prescribing time in nature through a large community gardening clinical trial as well s another study with pregnant and parenting teenagers to distill key ingredients to a nature-based social prescription for isolation.