Want to improve your family's mental and physical health, and increase their creativity and learning abilities? Research suggests that a more natural environment can help. So start at home. Whether you’re building a new house or retrofitting an existing home and garden, here are a few tips for applying the Nature Principle. Your kids can help!
When building a new home
Richard Louvis chairman emeritus of the Children and Nature Network. He is the author of "THE NATURE PRINCIPLE: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual World," from which this column is adapted. He is also author of "LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS." More information on what you can do to apply the Nature Principle here: Free online Field Guide to the New Nature Movement.