Mothers behind bars nurture relationships with visitors in this unusual prison garden

About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.

Julie Stevens, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University • conversation
May 8, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: children mental-health parents mothers nature plants prisons green-space jails landscape-architecture female-prisoners prisoners prison-design jail green-spaces moms

Why more kids don’t play outside

When kids don't have an opportunity to play outside, their physical, emotional, and social development can suffer, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 28, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: play parents income childrens-health families green-space society-and-culture social-lives neighborhoods

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