Gardening On The Mind

The coronavirus pandemic saw a global boom in gardening with many people taking up gardening during their time in isolation. We know scientifically that being in nature can decrease stress as well as a myriad of other health benefits. In this episode we look at why nature is good for our mental health and the inequitable access to green spaces.

Presenter/Producer: Marlene Even


Phil Pettitt, Community Greening Coordinator, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

Professor Tonia Gray, centre for educational research, Western Sydney University

Dr Peter Irga, research fellow, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Business School, University of Technology Sydney

Professor Sara Wilkinson, professor of sustainable property, school of built environment, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Fiona Orr, senior lecturer in mental health nursing, University of Technology Sydney

Music: Epidemic Sound

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