Did you know that there is a lot of research on how caring for a plant can have positive impacts on your mental health?

Here at Yarmouth Recreation we recognize that through the pandemic we have all had to be inside, stay put and a great outlet has been through nature on trails.
This has been our goal, to get you outside and get you more active to increase your happy endorphins.

So Biophilia? What does this mean?

“Biophilia is defined as the innate human instinct to connect with nature and other living beings. The term is derived from the Greek words for “life” and “love or affection;” making its literal translation “love of life.” This concept is foundational to biophilic design, which utilizes natural materials, patterns, and phenomena to maintain a connection to nature within the built environment. Biophilia is more than just a philosophy—biophilic design has been found to support cognitive function, physical health, and psychological well-being.” 

For our new program we want to help you by helping you connect to nature in your own space. Plants can be expensive and not everyone can afford them, but the mental health benefits are something that we would like to share with as many people as we can.

Our program:
We want you to register on this FORM
This program is running on a “while supplies last” basis, so register quick! We have different types of succulents, and some house plants we want to give to you to help with your mental health in this second year of Covid. These plants will be babies and starter plants for you. There is no charge for this program.
If you register for this program you will need to make an appointment to come in and pick up your plant at the Municipal Building in Hebron, we will not be doing deliveries.
There will be one plant given per submission on the form, please do not register multiple times as we would like to spread the plant therapy to as many people as we can.
We will reach out when we have our final list, and our plants ready to go! This program will run for registration until February 1, and we will be handing out our plants within the month of February. Think of it as an early dose of spring!

If you have any questions please email Sara: sara@district.yarmouth.ns.ca

Note: These plants will be starter plants, babies we have taken off different plants (they will be easy care). While you care for your plants we would love to see them grow by having you share them on our Yarmouth Recreation Facebook Page, or Tag us, or share in our Healthy Lifestyle Challenge group!



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