Vitamin N is for Nature

Want to improve your mental and physical health? Feel calmer and more connected? Stimulate your creativity and increase your capacity to learn? You might want to try Vitamin N. And no, Vitamin N isn’t a costly prescription drug.

N stands for Nature and Vitamin N is your prescription to get outside and experience the great outdoors.

In his latest book, Vitamin N, Richard Louv shares the ways you will benefit from exploring the natural world around you. No matter if you live in the country or in an urban environment, Louv gives many examples of what you can do to get your Vitamin N fix.

There are many things that individuals can do, but also things that institutions can do to enrich our community. He suggests libraries could provide outdoor reading areas, offer outdoor gear for checkout, and remodel libraries with nature in mind. Doesn’t that sound great? I’m looking forward to trying out some of these ideas, including birdscaping my yard and planting an old sock with seeds.