Horticulture can be an effective therapy in the battle to reclaim life after a brain injury.
August 1, 2012 Story and photos by Elizabeth Rose
As 10 Acadiana Brain Injury Center residents pass around a beekeeper’s hat, Emily Neustrom explains how bees produce honey and how it’s harvested by blowing smoke into the hive, which, in effect, inebriates the bees and allows the beekeeper to collect the honey without being stung.
Vermilionville’s Healer’s Garden set out to preserve the way Creoles alleviated illness long ago, and now a group of researchers hopes to determine whether its plants really do have medicinal benefits.
By Lisa Hanchey July 3, 2012
Along the winding paths of The Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park is a lush, fragrant garden filled with plants full of special healing properties. Located at La Maison Acadienne, a replica of a traiteur’s 19th century home, The Healer’s Garden is a collection of the types of trees, plants, flowers and weeds used for medicinal purposes by the Creole people and their predecessors.
We live in the food capital of the world. Deal with it.
By Elizabeth Rose
It’s no secret that Louisiana is better known for its food than fitness habits, and after the nation has recognized that Lafayette is the best city in the country to stuff your face, it’s unlikely that will change. But Vince Purpera’s new Body Factory may also begin attracting fitness gurus to Lafayette along with foodies.
Stuller Telemedicine Clinic beams world-class health care into the office setting.
By Lisa Hanchey
Imagine being able to see a doctor for a minor illness without having to leave work, fight traffic and wait for hours at a clinic. That’s exactly what’s happening now at Stuller Inc., which launched Lafayette’s first telemedicine clinic on May 7.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.