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NICH releases PlantsDoThat Inside infographic #2: Where We Learn

“When plants are around, students are just smarter and pay more attention,” says Dr. Charles Hall, Ellison Chair, Texas A&M.
 
This information and more is highlighted in the second of a series of four #PlantsDoThat Inside infographics focusing on the multitude of ways indoor plants affect where we live, where we work, where we heal and where we learn.



#PlantsDoThat Inside Where We Learn illustrates that classrooms with plants have many positive effects, including:
  • Test scores increase by 10%.
  • Children are 7% healthier
  • Symptoms of ADD are reduced
The series of four brightly colored infographics, designed by Jennifer Gray, AmericanHort and Horticultural Research Institute, is free and can be downloaded from NICH’s website www.consumerhort.org/plantsdothat.
 
“We want these infographics to be used by everyone in the industry to promote the power of indoor plants,” says Debbie Hamrick, NICH Economic Committee chair. “We need everyone to work together to raise awareness of the positive benefits of plants in our everyday lives.”
 
Growers, retailers, teachers, extension agents and interiorscapers can use the infographics for promotional and educational materials and uploaded to social media.
 
The benefits of consumer horticulture were spotlighted in the first NICH infographic titled “#PlantsDoThat, Horticulture: The Art, Science, & Business of Plants”. The infographic illustrated how consumer horticulture contributes $196 billion to the U.S. economy and creates more than 2 million jobs.
 
The National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH) is a consortium of industry leaders who are promoting the benefits and value of horticulture. NICH brings together academia, government, industry, and nonprofits to cultivate the growth and development of a healthy world through landscapes, gardens and plants – indoors and out, and to get 90 percent of U.S. households gardening by 2025.
 
For more information:
www.consumerhort.org/plantsdothat

Publication date: 3/14/2018

 


 

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