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October 2023 Newsletter

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Plant: The Seeds of an Environmental STEM Education

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Families Find Healing in Nature at New Free Mental Wellness Day at the Garden

The previous three years have taken a toll on the mental health of all Americans, but children have been particularly hard hit. Symptoms of depression and anxiety doubled during the pandemic, with 25 percent of children experiencing depressive symptoms and 20 percent anxiety symptoms, according to a public health advisory issued by the U.S. Surgeon General. “Fort Worth loves its kids and wants them to grow up healthy and happy,” says Tracy Friday, Garden vice president of education and volunteers. “So we’re inviting families with children to Nurtured by Nature at the Garden.”

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Research: From Plant to Planet

Learn: Stay Curious

Garden: What's in Bloom

Japanese Garden in Autumn

Embrace the Philosophy of Japanese Gardening to Create Your Own Place of Reflection and Renewal

When guests wander the quiet paths of the Japanese Garden, it’s not unusual for them to stop at the top of the Moon Bridge and say, “I wish I had a place like this at home.” That might seem impossible–the Japanese Garden is the result of 50 years of hard work by dedicated horticulturists. But Nick Esthus, Japanese Garden horticultural manager, says Japanese gardening is within the reach of anyone ready to embrace it.

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