The challenge for a present-day homeowner, gardener or Industry professional is to be a naturalist with a “waste not, want not” ecological commitment: a caretaker of the environmental community. Through combining workshop style assignments with research and ‘hands-on’ experience, the author takes readers through a process that uses site plats to create landscape/gardens that respect an existing vista, preserving and enhancing eco health. For any style landscape should not simply be a result of traditional design but be the right plant, installed in the right place at the right (optimal) planting season - creating landscape green, sustainable urban/suburban communities that enhance green space for today and future generations.
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By Sylvia Hoehns Wright
Dec 18, 2010
Readers describe Wright’s book as “Sylvia’s eco-chic advocacy embodies every aspect of the consumer education campaign we hoped to inspire,” says Den Gardner, executive director of Project EverGreen, www.projectevergreen.com. “The judges were impressed with her ongoing effort to teach eco-green. For, our vision is to be a global organization that empowers people within communities to change society through the responsible creation and preservation of sustainable green spaces, such that the ever-increasing impacts of global warming in the world are measurably reduced; because Green Matters!” “Wright’s writing is thrilling, to tell the truth. She really nails it. I’ve laughed and loved her articles and columns. Her words remind me why I love to work in the earth in the first place.” -- Gigi Amateau, author of the acclaimed young adult novel Claiming Georgia Tate “Sneed’s commitment to organics, the community and the environment,” says designer Jenny Jenkins-Rash of Sneed’s Nursery &... More > Garden Center located in Richmond Virginia “are echoed in Wright’s book: the challenge for the present-day homeowner is to create a garden from an eco-chic point of view, a ‘waste not, and want not’ ecological commitment: be a caretaker for the environmental community. We support Wright’s advocacy through hosting book signings and having her book on site for sale.” Today’s Garden Center magazine endorses book – link to http://www.todaysgardencenter.com/products/forthegarden/index.php?storyid=2376&style=3 Book review - http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-14223-Richmond-Books-Examiner~y2009m9d25-From-Ecoweak-to-Ecochic-Landscape-Green-by-Sylvia-Hoehns-Wright-review< Less
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