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The Nature Fix: Florence Williams on Why Time in Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier & More Creative

April 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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April 12, 2023


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Spending just five more minutes in nature can have untold benefits. What’s the cure for our modern malaise of stress, distraction, and screen addiction? Nature, of course! Those of us who enjoy walking the Arboretum’s trails, putting our hands in the soil for spring gardening, looking at trees, or listening to birdsong all know the restorative powers of time in nature. But while many people advocate the benefits of getting outside, we are only just beginning to understand what really happens to us physiologically, psychologically and spiritually when we venture out and make connections in nature. Join award-winning author Florence Williams in this golden hour talk set at the Arboretum’s Education Center. Surrounded by cultivated gardens and forested landscapes, we can enjoy a nature fix in good company.

Florence Williams’ most recent book Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey recently was named winner of this year’s PEN/ E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, among the most prestigious awards for science and nature writing. Copies of Williams’ books will be available for purchase and signing the evening of the program. 

This program is presented through Adult & Continuing Education Programs at the Arboretum in collaboration with Reems Creek Nursery and Asheville Wellness Tours.

ONSITE | Wednesday, April 12, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Pre-registration required for participation in an Adult Education class.