What Is Sustainable Gardening?

Mar 15, 2023 | Information, Tips & Ideas

What is Sustainable Gardening?

Home gardeners can be an important part of the solution to climate change by using sustainable practices.  Sustainable practices and landscape techniques can slow further warming by reducing carbon emissions and increasing carbon storage in soil and plants. In addition, we can adapt our gardens and green spaces and make them more resilient to climate change by adding native plant diversity, improving soil health, and growing heat tolerant vegetable crops, and using storm water management practices.

Sandoval Extension Master Gardeners will be exploring ways to make our gardens climate resilient. We will share the ideas and actions over the next several months.

If you have not yet watched KISS THE GROUND, it’s a great place to start understanding that small well thought out changes can yield big results. (Movie Trailer)

“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.”

Michael Pollan, This is Your Mind on Plants