UofG Plant Talks Presents: Please Walk on the Grass! Virtually tour the GTI and learn how Turfgrass Supports your Wellbeing.

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Turfgrass has a bad reputation in the public, but there might be some benefits that you haven’t thought of before. Grassy outdoor areas can actually improve your physical and mental well-being. A healthy lawn gives opportunities for exercise and play, and exposure to outdoor greenery can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, reduce muscle tension, improve attention, and increase feelings of happiness and serenity. This talk will include tips on how to make your outdoor spaces greener and encourage you to see the beauty in the outdoor world. In addition, you will have the opportunity to view the new Guelph Turfgrass Institute research facility and learn about the research in progress.

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Sara Stricker is a plant pathologist working as the Communications Coordinator at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute. She aims to make research interesting and accessible to the industry and the public. Sara obtained her B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D degrees at the University of Guelph and completed a Bachelor of Education at Western University.

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