The power of plants | Green & Care

De kracht van planten | Groen & Zorg
Karin van der Eijk
Karin van der Eijk

Green is more than beautiful! Dozens of scientific studies confirm the power of plants: they make an important contribution to climate issues, biodiversity, stress reduction, health, learning and work performance (1). These are all current topics in which greenery can contribute to solving or alleviating problems.

Royal Lemkes and the Ronald Moerings Foundation (RMF) are joining forces to create a green oasis in and around the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (AvL), the hospital and research institute specialized in cancer in Amsterdam.

Together we are committed to greening the central hall and outdoor gardens. This project promises not only to create a beautiful oasis, but also to bring hope and confidence to those who need it most. Greenery in the healthcare environment offers benefits in relation to the recovery and well-being of patients and visitors. In the central hall and outdoor gardens, people come together, wait for treatments and find moments of peace and recovery.

They are also meeting places for medical professionals, researchers and hospital staff. With this initiative, around May 18, World Plant Day, we have drawn extra attention to the power of plants and the scientific basis for this.

Royal Lemkes and the Ronald Moerings Foundation entered into a multi-year partnership with the AvL on this day. As a symbolic start to this collaboration, all reception desks within the AvL are equipped with orchids from Opti-flor, and the outdoor gardens with lavender from Van der Salm. The progress of the complete greening can be followed via our social media channels of the Ronald Moerings Foundation.

VDE plant has also been supporting the Ronald Moerings Foundation for years. Because as chain partners we work together towards a greener and healthier future!

In the photo Ekko Vermeulen (RMF / Floramedia), Jacqueline Stouthard (Antoni van Leeuwenhoek) and Huib Kranendonk (Royal Lemkes).

(1). The Green City. (2023, November 17). The Green City - The Green City. https://degroenestad.nl/

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