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The Sustainable-Enough Garden

By Rebecca Warner
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Book Details
  • Author: Rebecca Warner
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2016-03-23

Most people who aren't professional gardeners can't be sustainability purists. With limited time, energy, and budgets, it's necessary to make compromises. In The Sustainable-Enough Garden, Rebecca Warner offers an honest account of her struggles to achieve her environmental gardening goals without giving up her day job or breaking the bank. In doing so, she offers a road forward that balances idealism with practicality in making choices that work for each individual's own gardening landscape and lifestyle.

Although this book's main focus is ornamental gardening, it also touches on vegetable gardening. Chapters cover:

  • Composting
  • Sustaining soil
  • Dealing with a grass lawn
  • Incorporating native plants
  • Contending with invasive plants
  • Coexisting with pests
  • Sourcing materials
  • Watering

The Sustainable-Enough Garden chronicles Warner's journey to find realistic solutions that are better for the ecosystem and more in tune with natural processes. It provides the nitty-gritty details of how she came to her decisions: applying the latest scientific information, giving detailed descriptions of new techniques she tried, and following up on how they worked.

By sharing her experiences rather than telling readers what they must do to be environmentally correct, Warner demonstrates how to choose your battles and forge your own path toward sustainable gardening.