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Climate-wise landscaping : practical actions for a sustainable future

Author: Sue Reed; Ginny Stibolt
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2018] ©2018
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What can we do, right now, in our own landscapes, to help solve climate change?
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Reed, Sue.
Climate-Wise Landscaping : Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future.
La Vergne : New Society Publishers, ©2018
Print version:
Reed, Sue, 1953-
Climate-wise landscaping.
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2018]
(OCoLC)1006302610
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Reed; Ginny Stibolt
ISBN: 9781550926804 1550926802 9781771422758 1771422750 0865718881 9780865718883
OCLC Number: 1032725288
Notes: "Foreword by Doug Tallamy"--Cover.
Awards: Winner of Foreword INDIE 2018 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Front Cover; Advance Praise; Title Page; Rights Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; A Primer On ... Climate Change; Section One --
Lawn; 1-1 Liberate the Lawn; A Primer On ... Landscape Chemicals; 1-2 Reduce the Extent of Lawn; 1-3 Minimize Use of Power Tools; 1-4 Revive Damaged Lawns; 1-5 Provide Good Preparation for New Lawns; 1-6 Replace Some Lawn with Meadow; 1-7 Ideas for Large/Public Lawns; Section Two --
Trees & Shrubs; 2-1 Take Good Care of Woody Plants; 2-2 Choose Species Able toTolerate Changing Conditions; 2-3 Maximize Carbon Storage in Woody Plants. 2-4 Get the Most Cooling Benefit from TreesSection Three --
Water; A Primer On ... Water Chemistry and Plants; 3-1 Make Landscapes More Drought-Tolerant; 3-2 Use Climate-WiseIrrigation Methods; 3-3 Install Water-Collection Systems --
Rain Barrels and Cisterns; 3-4 Add Water-Absorbing Features --
Rain Gardens, Bioswales, and Drywells; 3-5 Create or Maintain Water Features --
Ponds, Fountains, Pools, Etc.; Section Four --
Ecosystems; A Primer On ... Native Plants; 4-1 Prioritize for Native Plants; 4-2 Plant in Groups and Communities; 4-3 Create Habitat-RichLayers and Edges; 4-4 Enhance Biodiversity. 4-5 Create Semi-WildPatchesSection Five --
Soil; A Primer On ... Soil Carbon and Ecosystems; 5-1 Maximize Carbon Storage in Soil; 5-2 Minimize Soil Disturbance; 5-3 Avoid Compacting the Soil; 5-4 Build Compost; 5-5 Cover Bare Soil; Section Six --
Planning & Design; 6-1 Design New Home Sites with Climate in Mind; 6-2 Fit Landscape to Land; 6-3 Design for Multiple Purposes; 6-4 Create Energy-Wise Landscapes; 6-5 Design Flood-Wise Landscapes; 6-6 Install Buffer Zones; 6-7 Create Fire-Wise Landscapes; 6-8 Incorporate Renewable Energy; 6-9 Design Climate-Wise Driveways and Parking. Section Seven --
Herbaceous Plants7-1 Choose Regionally-Appropriate Plants; 7-2 Garden to Support Pollinators; 7-3 Control Invasive Plants; 7-4 Design Perennial Gardens to Serve Local Ecosystems; Section Eight --
Urban Issues; 8-1 Maximize Urban Vegetation; 8-2 Create More Green Roofs and Green Walls; 8-3 Design Cool Roofs; 8-4 Support the Use of Cool Pavement Techniques; 8-5 Choose Climate-Wise Lighting; 8-6 Create Habitat Corridors; Section Nine --
Food; 9-1 Grow Food Above the Ground; 9-2 Grow Long-Lived (Perennial) Sources of Food; 9-3 Use Organic Methods for Growing Food. 9-4 Support Locally Produced Food9-5 Harvest Wild Edibles; Section Ten --
Materials; 10-1 Stone; 10-2 Wood; 10-3 Metal; 10-4 Concrete; 10-5 Earthen Materials; Conclusion; Endnotes; Index; About the Authors; About New Society Publishers; A Guide to Responsible Digital Reading.
Responsibility: Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt.
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