Redwood Rx: US State Parks offer prescription for wellness and education

The “Redwood Rx” program in the US, a collaboration between Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks, introduces wellness activities in Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwoods State Parks. The program blends modern ecology and social science with elements of the hippie ethos, offering activities like Yoga in the Redwoods, mindfulness retreats, writing workshops, and outdoor art opportunities. The aim is to manage stress, boost immunity, and foster a deeper connection to nature while promoting the benefits of these remarkable parks. The initiative is gaining popularity and plans to expand to more classes, targeting different age groups and interests.

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Dave Green

With a deep-rooted passion for nature and a decade-long journey nurturing redwood trees, Dave stands as a dedicated steward of these majestic giants. Over the past ten years, Dave has meticulously cultivated redwood trees, witnessing their growth from mere saplings to towering sentinels of the natural world. As a UK-based enthusiast, Dave has developed a profound understanding of the intricacies of redwood tree care, adaptation to local climates, and their unique appeal in British landscapes. Through Dave's expert insights and hands-on experience, readers are invited to explore the enchanting world of redwood trees and discover the wonders that these living monuments bring to our surroundings.