The Climate Conscious Gardener (Brooklyn Botanic Garden Guides for a Greener Planet)
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A step-by-step guide to offsetting climate change through gardens and landscaping. It's a little-known fact that the typical garden can be a big source of climate-altering greenhouse gases. But gardeners can make a difference! In this groundbreaking book you'll find comprehensive, easy-to-understand information, based on the latest climate research, on how to prevent climate change in your garden and beyond. Includes: An introduction to climate science for gardeners. Tips on reducing your landscape's climate footprint and even making your garden into a "carbon sink." Strategies for placing trees, shrubs, and vines to reduce the energy needed to heat and cool your home. How to design a food garden that minimizes emissions while providing fresh, healthy produce. An overview of community tree-planting, food saving, and citizen science projects.