This year, we’ve taken a lot of time to focus on health, well-being, and the importance of nature as a tool for maintaining both physical and mental health. Studies have shown that time spent in nature has so many health benefits.
We’ve also come to look at our prairie restoration as healing nature. Removing invasive species, planting native species, and getting our parcel of land back to where it was prior to human intervention is our goal. The more we can do to restore our native blackland prairie, the more it benefits native species that live in Dallas, but also as a way-station for migratory species.
And the thing that ties it all together for the volunteers at Twelve Hills is the simple act of kindness, be it picking up trash, planting and cultivating native species, or even making donations is enough to make our hearts full, and in turn, helps promote our mental health. We’re Healing Nature to Heal Ourselves – and that is the theme of Twelve Hills’ North Texas Giving Day campaign for 2020.