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High-impact, Low-carbon Gardening

1001 Ways to Garden Sustainably

Bowe, Alice

(Book - 2011)
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High-impact, Low-carbon Gardening
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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: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011
ISBN: 0881929980
9780881929980
Branch Call Number: 635.048 B7861h 2011
Characteristics: 263 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,23 cm

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