Climate-Wise Landscaping (Paperback)

Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future

By Susan Reed, Ginny Stibolt

New Society Publishers, 9780865718883, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2018

List Price: 29.99*
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What can we do, right now, in our own landscapes, to help solve climate change?

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 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
  • Increasing physical comfort during hotter seasons
  • Supporting birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife.

This book is the ideal tool for homeowners, gardeners, and landscape professionals who want to be part of the solution to climate change.

About the Author

Sue Reed is a registered Landscape Architect with thirty years' experience designing sustainable landscapes that are ecologically rich, energy efficient, and climate-responsive. Sue served for 14 years as adjunct faculty at the Conway School of Landscape Design and has led numerous workshops on the subject of ecological landscaping. Sue is the author of Energy-Wise Landscape Design, for which she also provided much of the photography. Ginny Stibolt, a life-long gardener with an MS degree in Botany from the University of Maryland, moved to NE Florida in 2004. She writes about Florida gardening. She manages a Sustainable Gardening for Florida Facebook page where she advocates for sustainable and organic gardening and green landscaping. She is co-manager of the Florida Native Plant Society Facebook page, where she works to increase the outreach so that Floridians know more about how an authentic Florida landscape should look.