RambleRill Farm

Developing Your Habit of Nature

at North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) and RambleRill Farm

with Jane Saiers and Darin Knapp, RambleRill Farm

Date: Sundays October 1, 8, and 15, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Locations: Joslin Classroom II (C107) at NCBG and RambleRill Farm, Hillsborough

Fee: $135 ($122 Members)

Are you a caregiver* seeking to reduce your stress and improve your well-being? Do you enjoy nature, or have you enjoyed nature at some time during your life? This program is for you! Research establishes that regular engagement with nature improves cognitive, physical, and emotional health and can significantly boost caregivers' well-being. These impacts do not require weeks-long backpacking trips or access to gardens and forests; habits of nature can be established in just minutes a week and in any setting. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills for incorporating habitual interaction with nature into your life. You will learn about the science of habit formation and practical tools for forming a nature habit. You will engage in activities reflecting the various forms that habits of nature can take---sitting, reading, walking, gardening, writing---and will complete the program having developed a plan to foster your health through your habit of nature. 

  *Not sure if you are a caregiver? This course defines a caregiver as a person providing care or assistance (paid or unpaid) that supports the health and wellbeing of another. Examples of caregivers include friends, volunteers, neighbors, family members, teachers, and professional health care and wellness practitioners. All caregivers are encouraged to registerType your paragraph here.