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Sin-Ae Park, A-Young Lee, Kwan-Suk Lee and Ki-Cheol Son

, planting, etc. were overall moderate-intensity physical activities for older adults, and indoor horticultural activity programs such as propagating herbs and transplanting were overall low-intensity physical activities combining mainly low

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Megan Holmes and Tina M. Waliczek

, 2017 ). As a means of education and vocational rehabilitation, horticulture programs were historically integrated into detention facilities across the United States ( Rice and Remy, 1994 ). Many prisoners have participated in horticultural activities

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Sin-Ae Park, Ho-Sang Lee, Kwan-Suk Lee, Ki-Cheol Son and Candice A. Shoemaker

, K.S. Son, K.C. Shoemaker, C.A. 2012b Metabolic cost of horticulture activities in older adults J. Jpn. Soc. Hort. Sci. 81 295 299 Park, S.A. Shoemaker, C.A. Haub, M.D. 2008a A preliminary investigation on exercise intensities of gardening tasks in

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Seong-Sil Kim, Sin-Ae Park and Ki-Cheol Son

necessary. Plants have been used for refreshing and cultivating the mind and body, as they not only provide humans with clothes, food, and housing but also offer joy, peace, and the opportunity to rest ( Son et al., 2006 ). Horticultural activities that take

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Seon-Ok Kim, Yun-Ah Oh and Sin-Ae Park

This study was conducted to compare the concentration and emotional condition of elementary school students performing an intensive assignment in the presence or absence of foliage plants, using electroencephalography (EEG) and a modified semantic differential method (SDM). In a crossover experimental design, 30 elementary students performed a 3-min intensive age-appropriate arithmetic assignment in the presence or absence of foliage plants. Continuous EEG monitoring in the frontal lobe was performed using a wireless dry EEG device. Immediately thereafter, subjective evaluation of emotions was performed using the SDM. The concentration of the male elementary students was significantly higher when the assignment was performed in the presence vs. absence of plants as evidenced by the increase in the ratio of spectral edge frequency of 50 and a decrease in the relative theta power spectrum in the right frontal lobe. The SDM results revealed a significant psychological relaxation when the assignment was performed in the presence of plants. Therefore, the presence of foliage plants in the space where the elementary students performed the intensive assignment led to positive effects on concentration and emotional condition.

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Sin-Ae Park, Moon-Kyoung Cho, Mung Hwa Yoo, Soo-Yun Kim, Eun-Ae Im, Jong-Eun Song, Jin-Cheol Lee and In Gun Jun

, 2003 ). Interaction with living plants has been shown to improve the emotional functioning of children and provides them with enjoyment and self-worth ( Chiang et al., 2007 ). Park and Huh (2010) reported that horticultural activity programs improved

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A-Young Lee, Seon-Ok Kim and Sin-Ae Park

horticultural activities, which are the major activities of urban agriculture, can improve children’s physical and physiologic aspects [e.g., cortisol ( Lee et al., 2018 ), health status, and dietary habits ( McAleese and Rankin, 2007 )], psychological and

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Amir Heiman and Eliezer E. Goldschmidt

The share of brand-name fruit and vegetables is much lower than that for general foods or processed industrial foods. The paper analyzes consumers' choice between generic and brand-name products and shows that consumers' preferences for horticultural brands increase with their appreciation of quality and with a low quality of the generic products, and that brand preferences are affected by socio-economic variables. The theoretical findings are supported by an orange (Citrus sinensis) consumer survey held in the UK and Israel. We found that in both countries consumers assign a relatively low value to orange brands. Consumers who are willing to pay for better quality are those who perceive brands as more important.

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expenditure on flowers were identified, including consumer socio-demographic characteristics, time trend, geographic location, and housing status. Ethephon Drenches Control Growth and Improve Flowering of Plumbago Paclobutrazol and flurprimidol doses of 1 mg

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Rosalie J. Kelley, Tina M. Waliczek and F. Alice Le Duc

al. (2011) conducted a study using therapeutic horticulture to assess changes in psychological distress and social participation in adults who were diagnosed with clinical depression. Therapeutic horticulture is a plant-based activity that includes