Social and therapeutic horticulture seminar

Events from the AllianceOrganizer: Festina Lente Where: Festina Lente Walled Garden, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland Date: 24 September 2022 The day will start with an overview of the trends in the growth and development of social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) at both an international and national level. This will be followed by …

Communicating healthy forest air as a medicine

Publication from the AllianceAuthor: Droli, Maurizio; Ohe, YasuoYear of publication: 2022 An average adult, when resting, inhales and exhales the remarkable amount of 10,000 – 12,000 litres of air per day. Nevertheless, despite the importance of healthy air for humans and the multitude of organisations promoting healthy destinations in brochures, very few tourism organisations are …

Positioning Climate Therapy Stays as a Health Tourism Product: An Evidence-Based Approach

Publication from the AllianceAuthor: Maurizio Droli, Lorena Bašan, Fabio Giuseppe VassalloYear of publication: 2022 Background: The relationship between Length Of Stay (LOS) and Metres Above Sea Level (MASL) of Climate Therapy Stays (CTSs) and their therapeutic effectiveness and efficiency has been underresearched in the last four decades. As a consequence, the potentials of short-term and …

Evaluating Potential Respiratory Benefits of Forest-Based Experiences: A Regional Scale Approach

Publication from the AllianceAuthor: Droli Maurizio, Sigura Maurizia, Vassallo Fabio, Droli Giovanni, Iseppi LucaYear of publication: 2002 Background: Several studies have suggested the possibility of obtaining specific respiratory benefits by experiencing forests and other natural resources. Despite this, forests have never been considered according to such potential. This study aims to compare municipalities by considering …

India’s First Forest Healing Centre inaugurated at Ranikhet in Kalika, Uttarakhand

News from the AllianceAuthor: Rankeshwarnath Sanjay MishrDate: 07 March 2021 The first forest healing centre of India was inaugurated on 7th March 2021 at Ranikhet in Kalika Uttarakhand. The forest healing centre has been developed by the Research Wing of Uttarakhand Forest Department after research on the healing properties of the forests and their revitalising …

Bioenergetic Public Park

News from the AllianceAuthor: Marco NieriDate: 15 May 2021 A PUBLIC BIOENERGETIC PATH IN BOLZANO (ITALY) The bioenergetic path along the Isarco river is a space that offers the possibility to experience, in an urban area, a very close and deep contact with Nature. An innovative technique, called BIOENERGETIC LANDSCAPES, has been applied to detect …