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Dawn Pape

Location: MN US
Website: http://t.co/jElwECcv09


Lawn Chair Gardener. Minimal effort. Max yield & eco-friendliness. Master Gardener volunteer. Mom of 2 li'l boys. Living in the moment with the future in mind. "A Lawn Chair Gardener’s Guide to a Balanced Life and a More Balanced World" eBook is for gardeners interested in establishing eco-friendly yards that create food and habitat for both people and wildlife with minimal time and effort. It’s for people who enjoy being outside, hope to squeeze in a couple hours per week (or month) to garden and want their garden to make a positive impact on the world. This book is meant for both beginning and experienced gardeners who are venturing into the world of edibles and natives and gardening with an environmental perspective. Even though this is a guidebook, it is entertaining and easy to read. The beginning of the book explores the concept of lawn chair gardening and how gardens support balance in a person’s life. Then lawn chair gardening is brought to a global stage by demonstrating how gardens can change the world one yard at a time by limiting grass to only what we use as play space and planting the rest of the yard as beneficial, functional plants such as native plants or edible plants. These types of gardens encourage water conservation and filtration, energy conservation (especially with fewer “food miles”), increased habitat and biodiversity, less air pollution and fewer chemicals needed. It is the author’s hope that when her kids are grown-up, having a purely aesthetic yard that provide no food or habitat will be as foreign to them as putting asphalt under playground equipment (which was common practice when she was a kid).