The climate conscious gardener

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Book - 2010

This volume provides a step-by-step guide to offsetting climate change through gardens and landscaping. This book includes information, based on the latest climate research, on how to prevent climate change in your garden and beyond. It introduces climate science for gardeners and gives tips on reducing your landscape's climate footprint and even making your garden into a "carbon sink". This work provides strategies for placing trees, shrubs, and vines to reduce the energy needed heat and cool your home and information about how to design a food garden that minimizes emissions while providing fresh, healthy produce. In addition it includes an overview of community tree-planting, food saving, and citizen science projects.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden guides for a greener planet ; handbook #195.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden all-region guides ; handbook #195.
Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Botanic Garden c2010.
Physical Description
119 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Corporate Author
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (-)
Other Authors
Janet Marinelli (-)
  • Introduction: a wake-up call from the climate / Janet Marinelli
  • A gardener's guide to climate change / Janet Marinelli
  • Reducing your garden's climate footprint / Janet Marinelli
  • Offsetting carbon emissions in your garden / Janet Marinelli
  • Turning your landscape into a carbon sink / Niall Dunne
  • Beyond the garden / Barbara Pearson.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

It's a little-known fact that the typical garden can be a big source of climate-altering greenhouse gases. But gardeners can make a differenc! In this groundbreaking book you'll find comprehensive, easy-to-understand information, based on the latest climate research, on how to prevent climate change in your garden and beyond.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This technique can save the earth—while resulting in a beautiful garden, too! Climate Conscious Gardener picks up where Brooklyn Botanic Gardening’s groundbreaking Environmental Gardener left off, giving homeowners, landscapers, and public park managers practical strategies for greening the planet through sustainable and organic gardening. In simple terms, an introductory section explains what happens when the balance of carbon and nitrogen in the atmosphere goes awry, and how plants, soil, and synthetic gardening aids (such as fertilizer and pesticides) affect climate change. Most important, readers will learn how to calculate their garden’s carbon footprint—and what they can do to decrease it in their own backyard and beyond.