24 Feb '12, 6pm

Plants Can Reduce Crime, Prevent Zombie Attacks (Video)

Plants Can Reduce Crime, Prevent Zombie Attacks (Video)

The positive effects of gardens on property values are well-known. What most people may not know is the benefit of plants and gardens on reducing crime. Instead of obsessively checking the EveryBlock website for the latest occurrences of crime in your neighborhood, why not plant a garden? Plants Reduce Crime According to this video, studies from both the U.S. and Japan show that planting plants can reduce crime by as much as 80%. Whether you're looking at property crime, violent crime, or total crimes -- these benefits can’t be ignored. The video, brought to my attention by Ellen Wells on Twitter, was created by Grower Talks to promote America in Bloom 's Discover Plants program that is hoping to get us to look at plants differently. You can download an America in Bloom PDF brochure or PowerPoint that will give you more ideas, and a better of understanding of how you can m...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/discover-benefits-p...

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