Plants and Culture
Plants and Culture PBIO1030
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Date Created: 12/01/15
Monday October 26 2015 PBIO Plant Horticulture Green 10 of green light reflected from plants During the Fall Green chlorophyll is decaying in deciduous trees revealing other pigments Other pigments are still in there including brown red and yellow What is Horticulture The art or practice of garden cultivation and management used to improve physical mental and emotional health What does Gardening Offer to Veterans in Therapy Relaxing calms them down No need to talk about their anxiety Activity they need to feel like they are doing something productive Feeling of satisfaction Alleviates depression Creating a Therapeutic Setting What would you include Quiet space Open space not enclosed Plants with sweet fruit Monday October 26 2015 Calming smooth jazz Casual clothing Opportunity to learn about the plants Watch them grow Walking paths Easy plants to cultivate Peppermint reduces anxiety Lavender soothing Different things for different demands For kids being able to climb go under things explore For elderly and those struggling with dementia simpler less complex Nature deficit disorder Coined in 2005 by the Nature Principle by Richard Louv Term to describe the fact thatADD isn t the main issue with distracted children but rather the lack of experience with nature Athens Lunatic Asylum naturebased therapy used elaborate landscaping and ability to take in fresh air in order to treat patients Really successful until overcrowding in the 90 s closed down Friday October 30 2015 PBIO Plants Used in Religious Ceremonies Baci or Sou Khuan Ceremony highlights the effort to bring back one s wandering soul Symbolism of plants used in the celebration White cotton threads symbolize continuity community gain favor of dieties with food flowers abundance harmony and order fruits new start Dia de Ios Muertos gtgtgt Day of the dead commemoration of the death of past family members happy celebration rather than mourning gravestones are decorated celebration relates back to the Aztec culture and history in Mexico did not fear death at all welcomed the dead even ate warriors they defeated Native Americans used pumpkins Pumpkin pie origins used skin to weave mats together Friday October 30 2015 Flowers in Ceremonies Represent positive traits Pride amp joy Wealth if you can grow flowers that means you don t have to worry about food Flowers in bedding to honor dead Desire of abundance in next life Decoration Accessory Ex s in ceremonies Flower girls Paleobotany Fossilized Plants Sometimes plants are buried with plants which can be used to dictate time and loca on Jack o lanterns from England Baci ceremony Laos Wreaths Greece
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