Buffalo Rising has teamed up with Project Best Life to launch a seasonal newsletter, designed to inspire and empower you on your journey to better health and well-being. In this edition, we bring you a collection of insightful articles that encompass a wide range of outdoor activities, fitness initiatives, gardening, and local produce options in Western New York. From invigorating outdoor fitness classes and the therapeutic benefits of gardening to exploring u-pick flower and fruit farms, we have curated content that will help you make the most of what’s left of our beautiful summer season.
1. Outdoor Summer Fitness Initiatives: Discover 10 exciting fitness initiatives happening across Western New York that promote physical activity and well-being, featuring free fitness classes in parks and unique events like goat yoga and salsa dancing. The Western New York Hiking Challenge encourages exploring local trails, and Afrochick’s Yoga in the Garden offers yoga classes at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House.
2. Exploring Buffalo’s Urban Parks: Buffalo’s rich history with urban park systems, influenced by landscape architect Fredrick Olmsted, comes alive. We explore a blend of urban and natural settings in parks like Tift Nature Preserve, highlighting the concept of “forest bathing” and the mental and physical benefits of outdoor time.
3. U-Pick Flower and Fruit Farms: Embrace the sweetness of summer with a visit to Western New York’s u-pick flower and fruit farms. We provide a comprehensive guide to various locations, including The Flower Stand, Goody Girl Flower Farm, Sunflowers of Sanborn, Becker Farms, and more. Find the perfect spot to create lasting memories and pick your own bouquet or basket of fresh produce.
4. Gardening for Happiness and Health: Dive into the world of gardening and plant care as a pathway to a fulfilling life. Learn about the therapeutic benefits, sustainable practices, current trends like indoor jungles and veritcal gardens, and the importance of planting native plants. We offer resources, garden center suggestions, and opportunities to start your own green journey.
5. Farmer’s Markets in Western New York: Explore the vibrant local produce scene in Western New York with our comprehensive list of farmer’s markets. From the Clinton-Bailey Farmers Market to the Williamsville Farmers Market, we highlight a variety of locations that offer farm-fresh products, supporting local farmers and communities.
Join us on this journey towards improved health, well-being, and a deeper connection to the world around you. Discover new opportunities, learn from experts, and make the most of the summer season with Project Best Life’s Seasonal Newsletter.
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