Author Archives: CA Chaparral Institute

The Shrublander has Emerged

Huzzah, the Shrublander has emerged! Clothed in deep, manzanita-burgundy cloth, wrapped around him like the Celtic warrior he is, carrying a staff of red shank, and smoking a pipe made of ancient Chumash soapstone, the Shrublander puts up with no … Continue reading

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Bonsai Wisdom – a door to inner peace

We have been speculating about the why of how being in Nature improves our mental and physical health. There is significant research proving that being in Nature lowers our stress levels, improves our immune system, sharpens our minds, and can … Continue reading

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Why Nature is Good for Us

The Benefits of Chaparral Education – the research Increasing public awareness of what healthy, shrub-covered landscapes look like (and what they are called) is one of the first steps necessary in gaining public support in developing a plan to help … Continue reading

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