The Northwest garden manifesto Create, restore, and maintain a sustainable yard

John J. Albers

Book - 2018

"Your garden can be more than just beautiful, it can become a place that nourishes both the soul and the planet *A primer for growing a beautiful, healthy, wildlife-friendly, and sustainable garden *Science-based advice from the author's three decades of experience with his four-acre garden *Lays out earth-healthy principles and explains how to work towards them Gardens are extensions of our homes, places in which we get outside to relax, entertain, and get some physical exercise. But ...our gardens are also extensions of the natural world. Through our gardens, as well as other neighborhood greenspaces, we can help counter some of the woes faced by larger environments: rampant development, loss of plant and animal habitat, spread of invasive species, exploitation of natural resources, air and water pollution, and the impacts of global warming. Yes, even small urban backyard landscapes can combat such man-made strains on our local environment, and it's easy to do!"--

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Seattle, Washington : Skipstone [2018]
Physical Description
221 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
John J. Albers (author)
Other Authors
David E. Perry (photographer)
  • Nature in the city
  • Assessing your yard
  • The living soil
  • Trees
  • Ornamentals and edibles
  • Sustainable materials and energy choices
  • Water
  • Urban wildlife sanctuary
  • Sustainable care
  • The larger ecological community.