Green space benefits
In the development world, they sometimes talk about "green space" – those areas in subdivisions that are left undeveloped, usually as a trade-off for more intensive building.
Now, Scottish researchers have reported that a bit of greenery near homes can also cut the "health gap" between rich and poor. Small parks, trees and gardens seem to cut people's stress, encourage physical activity and help folks get healthier in general.
So, with the weather warming up, it might be time to start planning that summer garden. Just the thought may cheer you up, and you can get some exercise and grow part of your own food, too.