We are the ark : returning our gardens to their true nature through acts of restorative kindness

We are the ark : returning our gardens to their true nature through acts of restorative kindness

Reynolds, Mary (Gardener), author.


Physical Description
275 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm

ARKs and the great remembering -- The science bit and ARKing aims -- ARK design and first steps -- The plants that build an ARK -- Developing a diverse ARK ecosystem -- Extra layers of creature support -- Minding the tiny and invisible kingdoms -- Grow your own food! -- Wider ARKevism.

Subject Term
Sustainable agriculture.
Sustainable horticulture.
Endemic plants.
Green movement.
Restoration ecology.

Added Author
Evans, Ruth (Illustrator),

"We Are the Ark asks readers to have a sweeping change of vision for our relationship with our gardens. To inspire people to look at what we can do for the earth and all her kin, rather than seeing our patches of the planet as 'outdoor rooms' for our pleasure or 'blank pallets' for our creative visions. To Ark their land and restore a network of native plants instead of 'low maintenance' burdens. It aspires to get all schools on board. From the smallest children up to university level. To inspire them to give their unused land and corners here and there back to nature. To get local governments and commercial and corporate landowners onboard to return unused 'maintained' land back to its true nature, to support life. Ultimately, We Are the Ark asks people to build a patchwork quilt of healed land and water that will wrap its way around the globe and to reform the world of gardening into a network of nature sanctuaries. In a matter of a few short years this will reach a critical mass that will shift the consciousness of the rest of our planet's humans, giving us a real shot at restoring the earth back to health and harmony"--

LibraryCall NumberStatus
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)630.2086 REYNonfiction Collection
Wildwood Library (Mahtomedi)630.2086 REYNonfiction Collection