Shinrin-Yoku Connecting People to Nature Through The Art of Forest Bathing

April 2019 by Rhana Kozak, PhD, Nature Bathing Guide Shinrin-Yoku or the art of Forest (or Nature) Bathing is different from simply taking a walk outside. Rather, it is an invitation to enter into a state of mindfulness or active, open attention to the present moment and the beauty of the natural world surrounding you. […]

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Areca vestiaria

Pinang Merah January 2019 by Jeremy Bugarchich, Curator of Collections Palms are a large and diverse group of plants embodied within a single family, Arecaceae. There are currently 2600 known species of palms, which are represented by 181 genera [1]. These plants are characterized by their large fan or feather shaped evergreen leaves, also known […]

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Rare and Endangered Plants in Our Backyard

by Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture January 2019 Sunsets are coming earlier and mornings are once again laden with dew here in Encinitas. Respite from long, hot summer days, prospects of rain, and the residual warmth held in the earth make this a perfect time to plant native species. California is home to more than […]

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