Parks in our own backyard… from A Gardener's Notebook

I believe urban parkland starts with our own gardens. We need to share our gardens and our gardening knowledge with others so that we can move away from the endless expanses of expensive lawns and into a more naturalized landscaping that not only looks better but costs less to maintain. Part of this sharing involves bringing people into our garden to show them exactly what is possible. Sponsor a neighborhood garden tour. Host a garden party yourself. We may have forgotten it, but we all have a desire for open, green spaces that allow us to connect to nature even in the middle of the city.

From A Gardener’s Notebook by Douglas E. Welch 

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