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by Steve Cushman
One of the most important chores for tool maintenance is keeping cutting edges sharp; however, sharpening can cover a huge realm of techniques and tools. Find out about techniques requiring only a small investment in tools, and you’ll have your garden tools in perfect shape as the season starts – and perhaps be inspired to keep them that way.
by Mary Travaglini
Sometimes people ask, “Aren’t lawns bad for the environment?” Turns out that’s not true, especially if the lawns are organic and have healthy soils.
by Jared Green
Meg Calkins, professor of landscape architecture at North Carolina State University and founding member of the Sustainable SITES Initiative®, reports on the progress of SITES, including areas such as materials reuse in which progress still needs to be made.
Compiled by Penny Lewis
Within the articles and illustrations of the ELA Newsletter, you will typically learn about design, installation, and maintenance as they relate to resilient landscapes. As we process quarantines, social distancing, shutdowns, and shortages, we offer these inspirational words as personal sustenance while we await return to normalcy.
Written by Bryan O’Hara; Published by Chelsea Green Publishing, 2020
Reviewed by ML Altobelli
You may think a book by this title is not for the ecological landscape professional, but the author’s understanding of the world of soils and plants is every bit as useful whether you are growing tomatoes or lady slipper orchids.
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