Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community

Forsideomslag
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2006 - 334 sider

Gardening can be a political act. Creativity, fulfillment, connection, revolution--it all begins when we get our hands in the dirt.

Food Not Lawns combines practical wisdom on ecological design and community-building with a fresh, green perspective on an age-old subject. Activist and urban gardener Heather Flores shares her nine-step permaculture design to help farmsteaders and city dwellers alike build fertile soil, promote biodiversity, and increase natural habitat in their own "paradise gardens."

But Food Not Lawns doesn't begin and end in the seed bed. This joyful permaculture lifestyle manual inspires readers to apply the principles of the paradise garden--simplicity, resourcefulness, creativity, mindfulness, and community--to all aspects of life. Plant "guerilla gardens" in barren intersections and medians; organize community meals; start a street theater troupe or host a local art swap; free your kitchen from refrigeration and enjoy truly fresh, nourishing foods from your own plot of land; work with children to create garden play spaces.

Flores cares passionately about the damaged state of our environment and the ills of our throwaway society. In Food Not Lawns, she shows us how to reclaim the earth one garden at a time.

 

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Brugeranmeldelse  - bunwat - LibraryThing

I think whether you like this book depends a lot on what you are looking for going in. The author is a community activist whose central concern is convincing people to live more communally and ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

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Brugeranmeldelse  - Eric21 - LibraryThing

Food not Lawns was a fantastic, highly inspirational book. Highly recommended to anyone who has ever wanted to plant a garden or connect to the community as a whole. Læs hele anmeldelsen

Indhold

The Water Cycle
50
Into the Community
214
Resources
307
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Om forfatteren (2006)

Heather C. Flores, a certified permaculture designer, holds a B.A. in ecology, education, and the arts from Goddard College. She offers environmental landscape design and consultation services. She is an author, artist, musician, community activist and farmer in Oregon. Her website is www.heatherjoflores.com.

For more information about the Food Not Lawns movement, visit www.foodnotlawns.com.

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