The Northwest Garden Manifesto: Create, Restore and Maintain a Sustainable Yard

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Skipstone Press
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6.9 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

John J. Albers is a Research Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, where he has also attended numerous classes in environmental horticulture and related topics: horticulture, landscaping, and environmental stewardship have been his passion for more than three decades. Dr. Albers is the creator of Albers Vista Gardens in Kitsap County, Washington, which encompasses more than four acres and contains approximately twelve hundred different species and cultivars.
David Perry advises world-class brands on how to transform their marketing organizations through the acquisition and effective use of enterprise technology solutions. Since 1999, David has worked with more than 100 companies across a wide range of industries including financial services, consumer products, technology, and healthcare. In the process, he's driven over $125 million in new business and managed revenues. In addition to his work, David serves as a startup advisor and investor, and organizes technology entrepreneurship events in New York City. David received his MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and lives in New York City with his wife, Arianne, and their son, James.


"Gardeners throughout the United States will find [Alber's] book useful and informative. It is an especially appropriate book for someone who is considering becoming more hands-on with garden or yard care, and wants to understand how a person or community can affect positive ecological change."--Esther Jackson "New York Botanical Garden "
"Passion and expertise are combined in Albers' practical and motivational book."--Sally Peterson "The Oregonian "
"'The Northwest Garden Manifesto' offers both practical advice and encouragement on restoring biodiversity and creating beauty--a good combination!"--Barbara McMichael "Kitsap Sun "
"To make your garden as beautiful and eco-friendly as possible, pick up THE NORTHWEST GARDEN MANIFESTO, by John Albers."--Sunset Magazine
For a crash course in creating a healthy landscape, pick up a copy of "The Northwest Garden Manifesto: Create, Restore and Maintain a Sustainable Yard," by John J. Albers (Skipstone, 2018). Grounded in organic principles and conservation ethics, and beautifully illustrated with photos by David Perry, Albers shows how gardens, even the smallest backyard, can play a productive role in supporting an environment under pressure. In chapters on building good soil, maintaining healthy plants, managing resources and providing space for wildlife, Albers draws a direct line between the health of our gardens and the health of our planet.--Lorene Edwards Forkner "The Seattle Times "
Northwest Garden Manifesto features the seven principles of sustainable gardening which took root in John's landscape.... Each one on this list is important in its own right; but together, they create a symphony of beauty, wildlife diversity, ecological responsibility, and a richness of experience that feeds the senses.--Growing a Greener World
With chapters on trees, ornamental and edible, water and sustainable care, this book would be great for the intermediate level gardener on your list.--Carla Albright "Tillamook Headlight Herald "