Nature positively affects mental health

November 24, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes With another semester coming to a close, stressors are quickly piling onto many students’ already-hectic schedules and they’re looking for a source of relief. For those of us in Utah Valley, that relief may be an escape into nature.  According to a summary of 14 studies conducted in the United States, Sweden, and Japan, spending […]

Nature is Medicine: The practice of falling in love with the world

October 16, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thomas Lowe Fleischner, Jana Richman and Nalini Nadkarni, the authors of “Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness”, came to UVU to read and share their writing about the affinity between human and nature on Oct. 11. The event began with the three writers reading some excerpts from their essays to give the audience […]

Student research plays role in greenhouse operations

April 23, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes Photo by Kimberly Bojorquez Hidden on the top floor of the Science Building, one place stands like none other on campus: the UVU Greenhouse. Comprised of three rooms, each with its respective climate and purpose, this house of horticulture is home to various research projects and over 300 specimens of plants. Constructed in 2012, the […]