• Fight Crime With Gardens

    3 monthes ago - By Mercola

    By Dr. Mercola
    In U.S. cities, about 15 percent of land sits unused, vacant or abandoned. These spaces, which translate to an area the size of Switzerland, are associated with increased crime and stress to residents, especially in low-income neighborhoods. Plots of land with low-lying trees and shrubs, for instance, have been associated with a greater fear of crime, researchers wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , as the vegetation may hide potential attackers and illegal activity. 1
    Vacant lots that have been cleaned up or "greened" seem to have the...
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