What can we do, right now, in our own landscapes, to help solve climate change? Gold Winner, Foreword INDIES Book Awards: Ecology & Environment
“Read this book carefully. Everything you need to know to help heal our relationship with planet Earth and empower you to make a much-needed difference is within these pages.”—From the foreword by Doug Tallamy Praise for the first edition:
“The volume of information here is impressive, and each action is accompanied by an explanation of why it’s important. . . . Useful whether read cover-to-cover or dipped into for specific topics.”—Booklist
“Beautifully designed, the book is user-friendly and attractive. The information is current and science-based, with end-notes that give readers access to further research.”—Virginia Native Plant Society
“This fantastic resource is filled with climate-wise solutions for anyone who owns or manages a piece of ground—even if it’s just a few containers on a tiny rooftop garden.”—Claudia West, ASLA, Principal, Phyto Studio LLC
“[Reed and Stibolt] articulate a new gardening aesthetic. . . . The result is a positive and hopeful story of how people can use their imagination and ingenuity to help craft more resilient landscapes.”—Dr. Peter Robinson, former CEO, David Suzuki Foundation
“Beautiful photos and pleasing graphics illustrate key ideas and actions while informative sidebars and inspiring quotes from climate and landscape experts provide clarity of complex systems and motivation to adapt to a changing future.”—Julie Richburg, Ph.D., ecologist
“A book on climate-wise landscaping could not be more timely or more necessary. We are moving into a new and critical era, and this book takes landscape professionals and home gardeners where they need to go.”—Owen Dell, RLA, ASLA, landscape architect, educator, author, Owen Dell & Associates
“A very useful guide to designing landscapes for the twenty-first century which clearly respond to our changing climate.”—Darrel Morrison, honorary associate faculty member in landscape architecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Predictions about future effects of climate change range from mild to dire—but we’re already seeing warmer winters, hotter summers, and more extreme storms. Proposed solutions often seem expensive and complex and can leave us as individuals at a loss, wondering what, if anything, can be done.
Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt offer a rallying cry in response—instead of wringing our hands, let's roll up our sleeves. Based on decades of the authors' experience, this book is packed with simple, practical steps anyone can take to beautify any landscape or garden, while helping protect the planet and the species that call it home. Topics include:
- Working actively to shrink our carbon footprint through mindful landscaping and gardening
- Creating cleaner air and water
- Maximizing resource efficiency
- Supporting birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife.
As climate change continues to intensify around the globe, the information in this second edition of Climate-Wise Landscaping
is needed now more than ever. This book is the ideal tool for homeowners, gardeners, and landscape professionals who want to be part of the solution to climate change. Sue Reed
is a registered Landscape Architect with thirty years’ experience designing sustainable landscapes that are ecologically rich, energy efficient, and climate-responsive. Reed is the author of Energy-Wise Landscape Design: A New Approach for your Home and Garden
. Ginny Stibolt
is a freelance writer, botanist, and experienced gardener. Stibolt’s many books include Sustainable Gardening for Florida, A Step-by-Step Guide to a Florida Native Yard
, and Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida.
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