High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening

High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening

1001 Ways to Garden Sustainably

eBook - 2011
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"Though many topics are covered, the focus remains concentrated on energy-conserving, environmentally friendly gardening practices. [A] helpful guide."
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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Timber Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781604693119
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (264 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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