Gardens and health: Implications for policy and practice

Submitted by Ben Stallings on Tue, 01/28/2020 - 16:27

This excellent and detailed report (PDF, 2.5 MB) by David Buck of the King's Fund, under commission of the National (UK) Gardens Scheme, looks at the impact of gardens and gardening on health and well being and explores what the National (again, UK) Health Service and the wider health and social care system can do to maximise this impact.

Natural swimming pools

Submitted by Ben Stallings on Sat, 05/11/2019 - 09:35

In researching design options for clients over the years, I've looked into what's involved in building natural swimming pools -- that is, ponds that stay safe enough for swimming without the use of chemical inputs. Here are some of the best links I've found on the subject:

Organic Pools DIY Manual by David Pagan Butler (PDF, 1.2 MB, 2013)