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Books offers a how-to on green gardening

Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast
Susan Varlamoff
University of Florida Press

Sustainable Gardening for the Southeast condenses the best research-tested sustainable landscaping practices so they can be used by urban homesteaders and suburban gardeners alike.

Susan Varlamoff, director of the Office of Environmental Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, provides vivid illustrations demonstrating simple techniques to help conserve water, reduce pollutants and mitigate climate change while increasing biodiversity and attracting pollinators and wildlife.

By creating a guide book that provides the science behind sustainability and basic how-to instructions, Varlamoff’s goal was to inspire and empower gardeners to build resilient landscapes featuring native plants, colorful flowers and trees, and even organically grown fruits and