UC Davis undergraduate, 4th year
Major: Landscape Architecture
Hi, It's Summer!!
I usually go home for the summer, which is East Los Angeles. However, this summer, I decided to stay in Davis and take this amazing opportunity of working with Dr. Rebecca Calisi, a professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, who is currently researching the therapeutic benefits of "Green Care". My role is the "Garden Whisper", which consists of growing a large vegetable garden that connects with studying the therapeutic benefits of horticulture-human interactions. At the moment, we are deep into researching how exactly to design the garden - thinking about pathways, the circulation, size, shape, etc. We are using techniques like site analysis, bubble diagrams, and conceptual diagrams/plans. We are also listing different kinds of vegetation that would best fit this site. It is a work in progress, but nevertheless, I am happy to be here and grow along with this wonderful garden and team!
Green Care Blog
Here you can find blog posts from each Green Care Lab intern. We'll be talking about our research process, the benefits of Green Care therapy, and sharing pictures of our work. Follow along with us!