Welcome to the Greening in the Red Zone blog. Here you will read about examples of people turning to nature in times of crisis to get through hardships from the news media, and from personal accounts. Of particular interest are stories of people whose involvement in "greening" immediately after a disaster or war increased their own and their community's resistance and resilience to the disturbance. We hope you will find inspiration in these stories, and we welcome you to add your own stories of Greening in the Red Zone.

Monday, September 23, 2013

OUTDOORS: Wounded, but willing - Finger Lakes Times: Sports

Here is a piece describinbg recent work with Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation at a couples retreat in upstate NY.

OUTDOORS: Wounded, but willing - Finger Lakes Times: Sports

Friday, September 6, 2013

Greening in the Red Zone book review in Children, Youth, and Environments journal

Children, Youth and Environments Vol. 23, No. 1, Children, Violence, Community and the Physical Environment (2013), pp. 232-233 (article consists of 2 pages)
Excerpt -- OTHER PUBLICATIONS OF NOTE Greening in the Red Zone: Disaster, Resilience and Community Greening Keith G. Tidball and Marianne E. Krasny, eds. (2013). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer, 300 pages. $179.00 USD (hardback). ISBN 978-90-481-9946-4. This collection explores how people benefit from access to green spaces after traumatic events like violent conflicts or natural disasters—or even, in the case of wartime gardens, how people can use them to find refuge in the midst of trauma. The book’s premise is that the resilience of ecosystems and human systems are interdependent, and it seeks to make ecological restoration, gardening and urban greening integral elements of resilience theory. Given mounting evidence of the importance of contact with nature for human well-being, this integration is overdue. A substantial volume, the book contains 22 chapters that review research and theory, 11 vignettes that describe how communities around the world transformed scenes of destruction into green havens, and an introduction and synthesis by the book’s editors that connect the acts of community greening and caring for the natural world to social health and well-being... [more]. DOI: 10.7721/chilyoutenvi.23.1.0232 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.23.1.0232