Sustainable gardens /

The project consists of four handbooks for amateur gardeners, covering why we need to change the way we approach gardening, and how to design, construct and maintain gardens to minimise their environmental impact.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Cross, Rob.
Other Authors: Spencer, Roger.
Format: eBook
Published: Collingwood, Vic. : Csiro, ©2009.
Series:CSIRO Publishing gardening guides.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Introduction to sustainability; 2 The origins of sustainable horticulture; 3 Sustainability accounting
  • how do we knowwhat is sustainable?; 4 Energy and emissions; 5 Water; 6 Materials; 7 Food; 8 Biodiversity and ecology; 9 Designing low impact gardens; 10 Sustainability in the broader landscape; 11 Constructing landscapes sustainably; 12 Landscape maintenance; 13 Sustainable gardens, landscapes and lives; Appendix; Endnotes; Index.