Recycling in the Garden: Reusing Everyday Items

White Owl. Jan. 2023. 160p. ISBN 9781399001830. pap. $26.95. GARDENING
Journalist and gardener Youngman (The Weird and Wonderful Story of Gin) provides a creative approach to recycling, reusing, and upcycling in the garden. The book includes natural recycling practices such as composting, green manures, and creating habitats for wildlife. The author also gives examples on how readers can learn to reduce water and power usage and learn from practices of the past. Other highlights of the book include a focus on green roofs, a long list of everyday items to creatively repurpose in the garden, and case studies of upcycling in the UK. Large color photographs are featured throughout, which showcase great examples and ideas to try in one’s own yard.
VERDICT While this book focuses specifically on the UK, readers from around the world are sure to find useful ideas to help them create sustainable and unique gardens using recycling methods.
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