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Climate-Wise Landscaping - by Susan Reed & Ginny Stibolt (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Gardening

Format: Paperback

Publisher: New Society Publishers

Age Range: Teen

Author: Susan Reed & Ginny Stibolt

Language: English

Street Date: April 3, 2018
TCIN: 53363410
UPC: 9780865718883
Item Number (DPCI): 248-74-6215

Description

What can we do, right now, in our own landscapes, to help halt climate change?

[Reed and Stibolt] articulate a new gardening aesthetic... The result is a positive and hopeful story of how people can use their imagination and ingenuity to help craft more resilient landscapes.
---Dr. Peter Robinson, former CEO, David Suzuki Foundation

Predictions about future effects of climate change range from mild to dire - but we're already seeing warmer winters, hotter summers, and more extreme storms. Proposed solutions often seem expensive and complex, and can leave us as individuals at a loss, wondering what, if anything, can be done.

Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt offer a rallying cry in response - instead of wringing our hands, let's roll up our sleeves. Based on decades of experience, this book is packed with simple, practical steps anyone can take to beautify any landscape or garden, while helping protect the planet and the species that call it home. Topics include:

  • Working actively to shrink our carbon footprint through mindful landscaping and gardening
  • Creating cleaner air and water
  • Increasing physical comfort during hotter seasons
  • Supporting birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife.

This book is the ideal tool for homeowners, gardeners, and landscape professionals who want to be part of the solution to climate change.

This fantastic resource is filled with climate-wise solutions for anyone who owns or manages a piece of ground - even if it's just a few containers on a tiny rooftop garden.
---Claudia West ASLA, Principal, PHYTO STUDIO LLC

Landscaping has always been more than just exterior decorating, and now we have one more tool in our kit to make the landscape ecosystem a part of the solution. Thank you, Sue and Ginny, for hitting a home run.
---Owen Dell RLA, ASLA, Owen Dell & Associates

Sue Reed is a registered Landscape Architect with thirty years' experience designing sustainable landscapes that are ecologically rich, energy efficient, and climate-responsive. Sue isalso the author of Energy-Wise Landscape Design. She lives in Shelburne Falls, MA.

Ginny Stibolt writes about Florida gardening and manages a Sustainable Gardening for Florida Facebook page where she advocates for sustainable and organic gardening and green landscaping. She lives in Green Cove Springs, FL.

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