By MacKenzie Coffman
The demand for houseplants surged over the pandemic, as did rates of depression. While plants are not a cure-all, access to nature is correlated with improved mental and physical health. So is this plant ownership trend a symptom of pandemic isolation? Or is it part of an even larger movement to reconnect people with nature through biophilic design?
MacKenzie Coffman is a video and broadcast graduate student at Medill. You can follow her on Twitter at @Mac_coffman and see her portfolio at mackenziecoffman.myportfolio.com.