Climate-Wise Landscaping

Climate-Wise Landscaping by Sue Reed and Ginny StiboltPractical Actions for a Sustainable Future

By Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt

This book answers the question: What can we do in our own landscapes, right now, to respond to climate change?

Predictions about future effects of climate change can range from mild to dire – but we're already seeing warmer winters, hotter summers, and more extreme storms. Proposed solutions often seem expensive and complex, and can leave us as individuals at a loss, wondering what, if anything, can be done.

Authors Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt offer a rallying cry in response – instead of wringing our hands, they say let's roll up our sleeves. Based on decades of real-life experience, this book is packed with simple, practical steps anyone can take to help lessen global warming while beautifying any landscape and garden.

The book includes ten sections that cover: Lawns • Trees & Shrubs • Water • Ecosystems • Soil • Planning & Design • Herbaceous Plants • Urban Issues • Food • Materials.
It also presents five Primers that explain the science and issues of: Climate Change • Landscape Chemicals • Water and Plants • Native Plants • Soil Carbon and Ecosystems.

GreenPal SelectExcerpt from the Foreword by Dr. Doug Tallamy:

"Read this book carefully. Everything you need to know to help heal our relationship with planet earth and empower you to make a much-needed difference is within these pages."

Excerpt from the American Library Association's Booklist Review:

"The volume of information here is impressive and each action is accompanied by an explanation of why it’s important. In addition to addressing existing challenges, many suggestions also aim to minimize potential damage from fire, flood, and storm. This wealth of information is divided into manageable chunks, making the book useful whether read cover to cover or dipped into for specific topics.”

Virginia Native Plant Society (read whole review here):

"Are you ready to DO something NOW? Need to start at the beginning of native plant gardening? Want to know how to repair forest edges? Need specifics on slope calculations? Want to know what materials are the most eco-friendly? You’ll find answers in Climate-Wise Landscaping. This is a book that you will keep as a reference, and it is certainly one you will want to use in your advocacy efforts whenever you have the time and opportunity to educate others."

Buy the Book

Order your signed copy from Sue Reed for only $20.95, with free shipping (to the lower 48).

This book is also sold at all online booksellers and most fine bookstores.

The e-book version is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all major e-booksellers.

“Sue’s efforts support mine as I develop building designs, and she is also very helpful to our clients. She presents a range of options for them to consider, communicates the assets and drawbacks of each option, and respects their goals and preferences. In our collaborations, the client, architect, contractor, and landscape architect work together to bring about a rich and thoughtful final product.”