Excerpt from Urban and Suburban Meadows with entomologist and author, Doug Tallamy
About the Video and Book
Now available, the companion video to Urban & Suburban Meadows, Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces!
The video brings into focus the amazing diversity of life inhabiting meadows and prairies and the beautiful imagery inspires meadow and prairie creation!
The 60-minute video is formatted to be screened in one sitting or the viewer can
click on individual chapters with meadow experts Michael Nadeau, Larry Weaner and Neil Diboll, who walk the viewer through meadow site preparation, design, planting and maintenance. In the chapter, Why Native Plants, entomologist, Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, explains the intricate connection between native plants, native insects and the soil food web.
The video and book address the problems caused by the extensive planting of pesticide-ridden, non-native grass lawns across America. While it is impractical to eliminate lawn, we cannot ignore the environmental consequences of such landscape planning as ecosystems are being destroyed and replaced with chemically maintained monocultures.
Author and photographer, Catherine Zimmerman combines her expertise in photography, storytelling, environmental issues, horticulture and organic practices
to offer meadowscaping as an alternative to reduce lawn. Zimmerman weaves her personal journey of changing her own landscaping choices into a guide that demonstrates both the need to change current, detrimental landscaping practices
and the practical know how and resources to accomplish that change.
The book provides plant lists and resource sections for nine regions across the
United States along with local sources to assist the meadow creator in bringing
diversity back to urban and suburban landscapes.
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