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ISBN: 9781933392073
Year Added to Catalog: 2006
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: 110 Illustrations, Resources, Index
Dimensions: 8 x 10
Number of Pages: 352
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Old ISBN: 193339207X
Release Date: October 31, 2006
Web Product ID: 98

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Food Not Lawns

How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community

by Heather Flores

Foreword by Toby Hemenway

"Food Not Lawns is radical (rooted), subversive (underground), and seeded throughout with treasures that will sprout into savory, 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

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.

For more information about the Food Not Lawns movement, visit www.foodnotlawns.com. And to connect with the author visit her website at www.heatherjoflores.com

"In a time of so much hopelessness this book reminds us that there really is so much we can do. I encourage everyone seeking peace and well being to dig into this rich loam of information. It will inspire you to grow food not lawns."
Keith McHenry, Co-founder of the Food Not Bombs movement

About the Author

Heather Flores

Heather Flores is an author, artist, musician, community activist and farmer. She lives in Oregon. Please visit her at www.heatherjoflores.com.

For more information about the Food Not Lawns movement, visit www.foodnotlawns.com.

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