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Book Title: Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community|
The size of the: 2.36 MB
Edition: Chelsea Green Publishing
Date of issue: October 15th 2006
ISBN 13: 9781933392073
The author of the book: Heather Flores
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Gardening can be a political act. Creativity, fulfillment, connection, revolution--it all begins when we get our hands in the dirt.
Food Not Lawns combines practical wisdom on ecological design and community-building with a fresh, green perspective on an age-old subject. Activist and urban gardener Heather Flores shares her nine-step permaculture design to help farmsteaders and city dwellers alike build fertile soil, promote biodiversity, and increase natural habitat in their own -paradise gardens.-
But Food Not Lawns doesn't begin and end in the seed bed. This joyful permaculture lifestyle manual inspires readers to apply the principles of the paradise garden--simplicity, resourcefulness, creativity, mindfulness, and community--to all aspects of life. Plant -guerilla gardens- in barren intersections and medians; organize community meals; start a street theater troupe or host a local art swap; free your kitchen from refrigeration and enjoy truly fresh, nourishing foods from your own plot of land; work with children to create garden play spaces.
Flores cares passionately about the damaged state of our environment and the ills of our throwaway society. In Food Not Lawns, she shows us how to reclaim the earth one garden at a time.
Read information about the authorHeather Jo Flores is an interdisciplinary artist focused on the connection between physicality and creativity, with emphasis on healing self and Earth through creative expression and community interaction. She writes, paints, dances, sings, plays guitar and teaches yoga, permaculture and creative writing. She is the author of Food Not Lawns; How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community (Chelsea Green 2006) and a co-founder of the original Food Not Lawns organization in Eugene, Oregon in 1999. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. She lives in Oregon.
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