National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture Celebrates Kids Garden Month

School gardens are nothing new. The first recorded school garden program in Europe was in 1811 and the first of the American school gardens was in 1891. Victory gardens in the United States School Garden

The Therapeutic Power of Plants

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Many people enjoy looking at plants and flowers and find it relaxing to dig in the dirt. But research and a growing number of horticulture therapy programs are showing that gardening holds serious healing power.

NICH: Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Plants Help Us Heal

2020 has been a powerful reminder that we are all in this together, and our choices and actions have the power to protect the most vulnerable among us in a big way. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, there is no better time to highlight the benefits of plants and the relationship they have with our health.

National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture Welcomes Back to School with Plants

The shareable infographic, #PlantsDoThat Inside: Where We Learn, developed by the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH), that highlights the importance of indoor plants in schools (and home schools!).

Resources You Can Use in These Unusual Times from the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture

This is a good time to inspire new consumers of horticulture. After all, we can enjoy our house plants and garden in the yard.
We will do our part by providing content that is engaging and involves consumers with plants and nature every day.