Tues Dec 26: Youth Climate Action Conference Highlights; News Headlines
Plus: Master Gardener Jennifer Deeks shares tips for fighting the winter blues with plant life
In her latest column, Master Gardener Jennifer Deeks writes:
“The holidays, and Canadian winters in general, are a hard time of year for many people. Short days and dreary weather collide with financial, social, and familial expectations to apply pressure when we have the least energy to resist.
Despite the twinkling lights and happy songs, there can be underlying feelings of depression and loneliness. With the holiday season in full swing, it seems an opportune moment to consider how plants can help soften the sadness.
Studies from all over the world have found that viewing plants - or even just images of plants - reduces stress, fear, anger, and sadness. This can be measured using metrics such as brain activity readings, blood pressure, pulse rate, and muscle tension.”
Read on here to learn more about “fighting the winter blues with green” with Jennifer.
In other holiday-themed news, OSPS were looking for a suspicious male over the weekend. No arrests were made, but we think it will be okay.
Now, let’s get back to our regularly scheduled programming… first up, we have the full contents of the recent Grey Bruce Youth Climate Action Conference to share with you.
Read on for local news headlines and events listings.