The Climate Conscious Gardener (BBG Guides for a Greener Planet) (Paperback)

By Janet Marinelli (Editor)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 9781889538495, 119pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010

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Description

This technique can save the earth--while resulting in a beautiful garden, too Climate Conscious Gardener picks up where Brooklyn Botanic Gardening's groundbreaking Environmental Gardener left off, giving homeowners, landscapers, and public park managers practical strategies for greening the planet through sustainable and organic gardening. In simple terms, an introductory section explains what happens when the balance of carbon and nitrogen in the atmosphere goes awry, and how plants, soil, and synthetic gardening aids (such as fertilizer and pesticides) affect climate change. Most important, readers will learn how to calculate their garden's carbon footprint--and what they can do to decrease it in their own backyard and beyond.