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High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening: 1001 Ways to Garden Sustainably

By Alice Bowe

Never preachy or pushy, Bowe's style is bright and upbeat, and her spirit is infectious.

Ivette Soler, author of The Edible Front Yard

How green is your garden? Find out with High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening — the ultimate resource for gardeners who are serious about green gardening practices. With 1,001 ideas for gardening sustainably, from simple tips to intensive makeovers, this comprehensive reference takes you from alternatives to power tools to rain harvesting, and everything in between.

Moving well beyond the standard advice, Alice Bowe rigorously evaluates different materials and techniques to help you identify the greenest solutions. This groundbreaking approach keeps good design at the forefront while offering invaluable information on features including decks, lawns, and forest gardens, along with techniques such as sustainable planting, hydroponics, and fire-proofing.

Media reviews

"This gardening reference is highly recommended."

—Mary Ellen Snodgrass, American Reference Books Annual

"Garden designer and sustainability advocate Alice Bowe helps readers create landscapes that are easy on the Earth with her book High-Impact, Low-Carbon Gardening."


"Bowe leads us all to better gardens."

—Donald Reinhardt, Suite101.com

"Garden designer and sustainability advocate Alice Bowe helps readers create landscapes that are easy on the Earth with her new book."

—Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal

"Though many topics are covered, the focus remains concentrated on energy-conserving, environmentally friendly gardening practices. A helpful guide."

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About the author

Alice Bowe

An artist, garden designer, and author who draws inspiration from all aspects of art, architecture, and design, Alice is passionate about gardens and firmly believes in working with nature, not against it. A well-known writer on hard-working garden design and planting, Alice regularly contributes to The Times of London and more occasional pieces for other magazines and newspapers, including Gardens Illustrated and The Garden Design Journal.

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