Open Voices Blog
News and conversations about the growing evidence of the healing power of nature and green development in cities
I am honored that the Open Voices blog of the TKF foundation chose to interview me about my upcoming book. What a great piece they wrote! I believe wholeheartedly in this wonderful organization and I urge everyone to go check them out.
Tom and Kitty Stoner began the TKF foundation in 1996 with the belief that everyone needs to “be in nature” as nature both heals and unifies us.
To that end, their private nonprofit organization funds publicly accessible urban green space.
Today, their goal of creating 'open, sacred places in nature', designed to provide an opportunity for a deeper human experience, has attracted a host of supporters: environmentalists, health care professionals, landscape designers, universities, corporate CEOs, local governments, and community activists, to name a few.
And more than 130 Open Spaces Sacred Places have been created in the Baltimore-Annapolis-Washington region with the Foundation’s support. They hope these places reawaken and reaffirm the powerful connection between nature, spirit and human wellbeing.
Go to their website and read about the thousands of entries made in the community journals nestled in each of these sacred places.
Find out about their Nature Sacred Awards, which help distinguished designers and scientists to design and study the impact of Open Spaces Sacred Places on the individuals who use them.
And go to their blog, Open Voices talks about the importance of people having opportunities to experience high quality nature in the city.