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Food Not Lawns

How To Turn Your Yard Into A Garden And Your Neighborhood Into A Community

By H. C. Flores, 1971-

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.

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Format: Book
Author: Flores, H. C., 1971-
Title: Food not lawns : how to turn your yard into a garden and your neighborhood into a community / H.C. Flores ; foreword by Toby Hemenway ; illustrations by Jackie Holmstrom.
Publisher Date: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub. Company, c2006.
Subject: Edible forest gardens Permaculture
Website: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0613/2006014226.html
Isbn: 193339207X 9781933392073
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Format: Book
Author: Flores, H. C., 1971-
Title: Food not lawns : how to turn your yard into a garden and your neighborhood into a community / H.C. Flores ; foreword by Toby Hemenway ; illustrations by Jackie Holmstrom.
Publisher, Date: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub. Company, c2006.
Description: x, 334 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
Subjects: Edible forest gardens
Subjects: Permaculture
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [326]-329) and index.
Web Site: Table of contents only
Web Site: Table of contents only
Web Site: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0613/2006014226.html
LCCN: 2006014226
ISBN: 193339207X
ISBN: 9781933392073
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Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 631.58 Flo