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Hi all, Naomi Sachs here, from the Therapeutic Landscapes Network. The TLN is a knowledge base and gathering space about healing…Continue

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Naomi is Founder and Director of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network. She is now a PhD student in architecture at Texas A&M University, studying access to nature in healthcare settings within the Center for Health Systems & Design.

Naomi received her Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. Shortly after graduation, she launched the TLN’s precursor website, the Therapeutic Landscapes Database, which won the ASLA Professional Awards Communications Award of Merit in 2004. Naomi has taught and spoken about the restorative benefits of nature throughout the United States, and has written and been interviewed extensively on the subject. She has been an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architecture and the ASLA Healthcare and Therapeutic Design Professional Practice Network since 1999, and served as HTD PPN Co-Chair and Chair in ’05-‘06 and ’06-‘07, respectively. She has served on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture since 2007. She is also Principal of Naomi Sachs Design,, a design and consulting firm with a focus on gardens and other landscapes that facilitate health and well-being.
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Schoolyards should have trees and other living things

Andrew H. Wilson Charter School courtyard, New Orleans, LA. Image courtesy of Pavestone Company.

Ironically, as I was preparing to post…


Posted on January 10, 2011 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

Bundle up! Don't let the cold stop you, get outside and play!

I just stumbled across this article, “Going outside—even in the cold—improves memory, attention,” that the TKF Foundation posted on their Facebook page, which is so timely given a conversation I had this…


Posted on December 15, 2010 at 1:55pm

“A Running, Hollering, Skipping, Playing Place" - the Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital Garden

Topiary at the Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital Garden. Photo by Max Sokol

This is an excerpt from a recent Therapeutic Landscapes Network Blog post. Please click…


Posted on October 20, 2010 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

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At 4:54pm on January 6, 2011, Carole Sevilla Brown said…
Hi Naomi, it's so nice to see you here! This looks like such a great resource here. I'm so glad I found it.
At 2:48pm on October 26, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
I'll send you a message .
At 12:51pm on October 26, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Naomi! As always, it's great to see you here. I love the information and warmth that you bring. Just reading about and seeing pictures of healing gardens is healing! Thanks for your contributions to the community and I hope we see a lot more of you. Cheers!

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