The Healthy Garden: Simple Steps for a Greener World

The Healthy Garden: Simple Steps for a Greener World

by Kathleen Norris Brenzel, Mary-Kate Mackey
The Healthy Garden: Simple Steps for a Greener World

The Healthy Garden: Simple Steps for a Greener World

by Kathleen Norris Brenzel, Mary-Kate Mackey

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Overview

Part gardening bible, part call to action, award-winning authors Kathleen Norris Brenzel and Mary-Kate Mackey present advice, tips, and how-tos for gardeners seeking better health, increased happiness, and stronger communities.

A gardening book for the times we live in, The Healthy Garden combines practical advice for starting a garden with a rare view into how home gardening builds resilience, personal happiness, and community strength. Filled with savvy tips from dozens of experts, each chapter celebrates the many ways gardening works to build health.

These professionals and passionate plant people offer lively insights into landscape design, soil science, nutrition, and plant choices. With its can-do, Victory Garden approach, The Healthy Garden is essential for anyone seeking to live closer to nature in their own backyards.

Includes color photographs

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419754616
Publisher: Abrams
Publication date: 11/23/2021
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Award-winning authors Kathleen Norris Brenzel and Mary-Kate Mackey have contributed to the Sunset garden book series, including the Sunset Western Garden Book, along with many other publications. Brenzel lives in Menlo Park, California, and Mackey lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Healthy Garden

What Makes a Garden Healthy? 15

Design a Healthy Garden 18

Gathering of Gardeners Juliet Sargeant 19

Gathering of Gardeners Darcy Daniels 28

Gathering of Gardeners Debra Lee Baldwin 40

Choosing Plants for Healthy Gardens 43

Gathering of Gardeners Nancy Buley 52

Gathering of Gardeners Marietta Ernie O'Byrne 59

Gathering of Gardeners Janet Sluis 66

Gathering of Gardeners: Melinda Myers 74

Gathering of Gardeners Joe Lamp'l 84

Gathering of Gardeners Bob Lilly 90

Healthy You

The Health Benefits of Gardens 102

Why Grow Your Own Food? 104

Gathering of Gardeners Brie Arthur 112

Gathering of Gardeners Pat Munts 122

Gathering of Gardeners Valerie Rice 133

Exercise Benefits of Gardens 144

Gathering of Gardeners Toni Gattone 148

Gardening for Tranquility 151

Gathering of Gardeners Perla Sofia Curbelo-Santiago 160

Gathering of Gardeners Leslie Bennett 170

Healthy Planet

Make a Difference Through Gardening 175

Gathering of Gardeners Teresa Speight 178

Gathering of Gardeners Abra Lee 184

Gathering of Gardeners Brent Green 188

Gathering of Gardeners Ron Vanderhoff 192

Resources 198

Acknowledgments 202

Index 203

Photograph Credits 207

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