The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening
cloth, 255 pp., $34.95
The subject of sustainability is the focus of this collection of essays by leading experts in several disciplines related to ecology. Defined as the activities “to meet present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs,” sustainability is the center of attention in this work by recognized authorities in their separate fields. Their mutual goal is to encourage the public, as well as gardeners and the green industry, to seek solutions in saving the planet through sustainability. The subjects include plant pathology; landscape planning; reduction in lawn surfaces; use of native species and utilitarian plants; gardening during climate change; green roof gardening; living with wildlife; soil management; and the concept of sustainability through design so that elements in the whole ecosystem work together.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden
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