Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community




      Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community
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. Free Read [ Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community ] By [ Heather Flores ] – bluevapours.co.uk

Heather Jo Flores is an interdisciplinary artist focused on the connection between physicality and creativity, with emphasis on healing self and Earth through creative expression and community interaction She writes, paints, dances, sings, plays guitar and teaches yoga, permaculture and creative writing She is the author of Food Not Lawns How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community Chelsea Green 2006 and a co founder of the original Food Not Lawns organization in Eugene, Oregon in 1999 She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College She lives in Oregon.

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  • Paperback
  • 334 pages
  • Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community
  • Heather Flores
  • English
  • 24 March 2018
  • 193339207X

10 thoughts on “ Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community

  1. Erica says:

    To my horror, I found that science is not only under attack by the conservative right, but by the liberal hippie left shudder This book had the potential to be useful and informative but when the author states, urine is totally sterile In the garden fresh urine can be diluted 1 10 with water and poured...

  2. Jeffrey says:

    wrote this for www.greenprophet.com I finished reading Food Not Lawns on my roof, just after I checked my new vermi compost bin The roof compost represents my attempted adaptation to life in the modern world whereby I try and lead asustainable lifestyle within my means and ability in our modern world I was hoping to read Flores book and gain tips on how to build and maintain an edible yard in my future home, and possibly how to manage to grow edibles in the most unlikely of places wrote this for www.greenprophet.com I finished reading Food Not Lawns on my roof, just after I checked my new vermi compost bin The roof compost represents my attempted adaptation to life in the modern world whereby I try and lead asustainable lifestyle within my means and ability in our modern world I was hoping to read Flores book and gain tips on how to build a...

  3. Inder says:

    I just pulled this out recently for inspiration, and I gotta say, it s really inspiring Sure, okay, it s a bit hippy dippy, but doesn t our world need a fewguerilla gardeners This book inspires me to make good use of my land, to beadventurous with my gardening, and to see gardens as potential community builders Let me tell you, m...

  4. Sarah says:

    If I ever get out of cover crop phase of my backyard garden plans, God Help any of you who don t like vegetables.

  5. Carryl Lee says:

    I hate to give such a low review since the author seems like a good person with good goals However, I was looking for a book on how to convert my lawn into gardens and not enough of this book is about that There are no photos and most of the book ...

  6. Dioscita says:

    This book, for me, was enh.I skimmed a lot of this book because much of it was familiar, a repeat of what I ve read in the rather copious SOLE sustainable, organic, local, ethical reading I ve done in my day There s a bit of hippy dippy, self righteous, holier than thou stuff from Flores that got a little old after a while I was particularly irritated at her carbon footprint section because I thought, Well, cool for you, Ms Flores And if everybody did the same things you do no This book, for me, was enh.I skimmed a lot of this book because much of it was familiar, a repeat of what I v...

  7. Meredith says:

    while this isn t the most in depth or scholarly approach to permaculture, it is a radical treatise on getting out of the industrial food and water system, getting back in touch with the earth, setting up an ecologically sound garden and home water system, and finding ways to pass this wisdom on to your community there are a lot of great ideas and a fabulous resource section at the end of the book in this basic introduction to permaculture while the book is primarily geared toward urban while this isn t the most in depth or scholarly approach to permaculture, it is a radical treatise on getting out of the industrial food and water system, getting back in touch with the earth, setting up an ecologically sound garden and home water system, and finding ways to pass this wisdom on to your community ther...

  8. Dianna says:

    This book has some good ideas and how tos for transforming your yard into a garden.However, 75% of the book is activist propaganda While I think that a lot of what she has to say is fine yes, I do think grass is a waste of space , she is so unreasonable about it all While I do intend to attempt to growfood on my own land, you won t catch me practicing guerrilla gardening or planting and watering my friend in my garden or starting my own local chapter of Food Not Bombs Nor am I going This book has some good ideas and how tos for transforming your yard into a garden.However, 75% of the book is activist propaganda While I think that a lot of what she has to say is fine yes, I do think grass is a waste of space , she is so unreasonable about it all While I do intend to attempt to growfood on my own land, you ...

  9. Sarah says:

    Now I am pretty crunchy granola according to my friends I compost, garden, eat little meat, raise chickens for eggs, cook from scratch, recycle, conseve energy, drive carefully, care about where my food is coming from blah, b...

  10. Amanda says:

    I can get into hippy dippy crap, but this chick is WACKED I own the book, much to my dismay, and there are about four useful suggestions, a lot of extreme lifestyle suggestions, and, I shit you not, magic suggestions.It reads like the rantings of a manic psych patient, and yes, I can state that f...

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