Recipes for a New Earth is a clarion call to rescue the art of landscaping from the jaws of the Mow, Blow and Go mentality. It reveals how we are buzzed, poisoned and blown into submission by landscaping bearing the ironic moniker of the “green industry.”
Backed by three decades of pioneering field experience in ecological landscaping, author Ken Foster leads the reader on a journey that transforms noisy, toxic, wasteful landscaping into flower gardens brimming with butterflies and birds, medicinal herb gardens with spiral walkways and green rooftops growing endangered native grasses. Photos and “solution” recipes interspersed throughout help tell the story. This book meets the growing demand for hands-on, accessible information about the possibilities of ecological landscaping on an individual and community level. With a lively, irreverent, playful voice Foster addresses the urgency of global climate change and the end of cheap oil with innovative approaches like fossil free landscaping and the resilient neighborhoods project. Foster shares his creative vision with readers by shopping backwards through the urban waste stream. up-cycling concrete for walkways and sheet mulching lawns. Recipes for a New Earth is a passionate answer to the urgent need to craft our landscapes and gardens to support healthy neighborhoods and resilient communities.