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The Conscientious Gardener

Cultivating a Garden Ethic

Συγγραφέας: Reichard Sarah
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520272750
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 264
Διαστάσεις: 20x1x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Conscientious Gardener"

In his influential "A Sand County Almanac", published at the beginning of the environmental movement in 1949, Aldo Leopold proposed a new ecological ethic to guide our stewardship of the planet. In this inspiring book, Sarah Hayden Reichard tells how we can bring Leopold's far-reaching vision to our gardens to make them more sustainable, lively, and healthy places. Today, gardening practices too often damage the environment: we deplete resources in our own soil while mining for soil amendments in faraway places, or use water and pesticides in ways that can pollute lakes and rivers. Drawing from cutting edge research on urban horticulture, Reichard explores the many benefits of sustainable gardening and gives straightforward, practical advice on topics such as pest control, water conservation, living with native animals, mulching, and invasive species. The book includes a scorecard that allows readers to quickly evaluate the sustainability of their current practices, as well as an extensive list of garden plants that are invasive, what they do, and where they should be avoided.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Reichard Sarah
Κατηγορία: κηπουρική
ISBN: 9780520272750
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 09/03/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 264
Συντελεστές: Foreword by: Peter H. Raven
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 54 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x1x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 5 line illustrations, 4 tables


Foreword, by Peter Raven Introduction: The Land Ethic 1. The Skin of the Earth 2. Water, Our Most Precious Resource 3. Should You Go Native? 4. Aliens among Us 5. The Wild Kingdom 6. Preventing and Managing Pests 7. Confronting Climate Change 8. Recycle, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose Epilogue: Toward a Garden Ethic Acknowledgments Appendix: Global List of Invasive Garden Plants Glossary Resources Index

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