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What is a Natural Swimming Pool?

Imagine a garden pond filled with white and pink water lilies and purple irises and humming with a chorus of frogs and birds. Now imagine swimming in it. Alice Klein and Hannah Hislop take a dip in the world of natural swimming pools for your landscape ( article from http://www.theecologist.org/) Superficially, a natural swimming pool looks like…

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Why Gardening is Beneficial for School Children

Many studies demonstrate the emotional value of gardening and creating green spaces.  More recent studies indicate gardens at schools have very powerful and positive effects on our children.  It seems likely that humans are essentially hard-wired to feel better in nature, and need to have plants close to us.

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Natural Playground in Guelph

Quiet Nature has completed it’s first natural playground installation. Designed by the landscape architects at Dougan and Associates for First Steps Daycare (Guelph, ON), this playscape includes natural features aimed at triggering a child’s imagination.

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