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Food Not Lawns: How to turn your yard into a garden and your neighbourhood into a community

by H.C. Flores - £20.00  Chelsea Green Publishing Co (2007)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781933392073 | ISBN 10: 193339207x

Creativity, fulfillment, connection, revolution - it all begins when we get our hands in the dirt.

"Food Not Lawns is radical, subversive, and seeded throughout with treasures that will sprout into savoury, beautiful flowers. Don't just buy this book: Read it. Don't just read this book: Do it. Grow a garden. And let the weeds grow; they're good medicine."
(Susun Weed, Wise Woman Herbal series)
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. It includes topics such as: plant 'guerilla gardens' in barren road intersections; organize community meals; start a street theatre troupe or host a local art swap; free your kitchen from refrigeration and enjoy truly fresh, nourishing foods from your own plot of land; and work with children to create garden play spaces.

(Price & availability last checked: August 2018)

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