High-impact, Low-carbon Gardening : 1001 Ways to Garden Sustainably

High-impact, Low-carbon Gardening : 1001 Ways to Garden Sustainably

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Baker & Taylor
Moving well beyond the standard advice, Alice Bowe rigorously evaluates different materials and techniques to help you identify the greenest solutions. This groundbreaking approach keeps good design at the forefront while offering invaluable information on features including decks, lawns, and forest gardens along with techniques such as sustainable planting, hydroponics, and fire-proofing. --Book Jacket.

Book News
Bowe, a garden writer based in England, has thought long and hard about how to match all aspects of gardening with the principles of sustainability and environmentalism while also creating beautiful gardens. Among the concepts put forward in this helpful guide are gardening with natives, how to compost, conserving water, how to prepare the soil, planting to attract beneficial insects, choosing the right plant for the right environment, and growing a vegetable garden. Though many topics are covered, the focus remains concentrated on energy-conserving, environmentally friendly gardening practices. Well illustrated with color plates, the volume also includes many tables and plant lists. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell Publishing
The environmental benefits of gardens are well-known: trees and plants capture carbon emissions, help to moderate the urban climate, promote health and well being, and help reduce energy consumption. But some garden practices are downright damaging, like using leaf blowers and other power tools, installing impermeable paving, and choosing plants that require excessive water or artificial fertilizers.

High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening is a one-stop reference for making a garden more green. From simple actions like composting household waste, installing a water barrel, or eliminating pesticides to more long-term investments like choosing permeable, locally sourced paving, and planting the most water-wise plants, there are hundreds of large and small choices home gardeners can make to reduce the environmental impact of designing, planting, and tending a garden.

High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening goes beyond organics and compost and gives serious gardeners all the information they need to make their garden truly green.




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"Alice Bowe is at the vanguard of a completely new, refreshing, and positive approach to the way we live with and use our own small fragments of the Earth's environment."--Nigel Dunnett, Reader in Urban Horticulture, University of Sheffield, UK --
How green is your garden? Find out with High Impact-Low Carbon Gardening - the ultimate resource for gardeners who are serious about green gardening practices. With 1,001 ideas for gardening sustainably, from simple tips to intensive makeovers, this comprehensive reference takes you from alternatives to power tools to rain harvesting, and everything in between. --
"Never preachy or pushy, Bowe's style is bright and upbeat, and her spirit is infectious. I always suspected that gardening can change the world, and this book is truly a big step in that direction!"--Ivette Soler, author of The Edible Front Yard --
A comprehensive, full-color guide explains how to make one's garden completely environmentally friendly, in a book that looks at managing resources, choosing materials, design ideas, plant choices, growing one's own food and more. Original.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780881929980
0881929980
Branch Call Number: 635.048 BOWE
Characteristics: 263 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Notes: "Garden strategies for the preservation of the planet. The most fuel-efficient garden practices. Plants for the changing climate. Design for disassembly. New ways to compost. The safest pest control"--Cover

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