Author Archives: Hydee Mustelier

Growing a Better World: Community Gardens

Community gardens are spaces in urban or suburban areas where people garden together. Some of these spaces are owned by an individual or an organization, and some are started as a group effort by residents of the community. People may each have a plot within a garden for which they care for, or they may [...]

Exercise and the Elderly : The Myths & The Facts

Exercise and Us!  Not only does exercise help us maintain our physical health, it also improves the mental state - making it a necessary activity for maintaining a good overall health regimen. This is true for all of us, but it is especially important to folks in their older years. There is a common misconception that [...]

July is National Parks and Recreation Month

What is National Park and Recreation Month? National Parks and Recreation Month, is the time of year dedicated to the wonderful local and state parks that were created for our enjoyment and wellbeing. It was established in 1985, by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to promote awareness about the importance of our National [...]

5 Reasons Kids Should Spend More Time Outdoors This Summer

Many of us remember summers spent outdoors catching butterflies, playing tag, and making mud pies. However, with the expansion of technology, children are spending less and less time outside. Extensive bodies of research suggest that there are significant physical and mental benefits to outdoor play, and there is even research that shows that playing outside [...]