Author(s): Donna Ellis
Climate change means we all have to start changing the way we live and how we use the Earth's finite resources - and it's no different for gardeners. "Sustainable Gardening for Dummies" teaches both experienced gardeners and those new to the hobby how to enjoy the fruits of their labour and benefit the planet at the same time. Learn how to design a sustainable garden, using mulch, compost and other environmentally friendly practices; choose drought-tolerant plants to see your garden through tough conditions, find alternatives to traditional water-guzzling lawns; and minimise your carbon footprint while encouraging biodiversity. This book includes content specific to both New Zealand and Ausatrlai, including suitable plants for specific areas and where to source sustainable materials. Donna Ellis is a TAFE horticultural teacher with a passionate involvement in sustainable gardening. She also writes and runs courses on sustainable gardening for Greening Australia and Landcare.