Planting in a Post Wild World

As practical as it is inspiring, this book is an optimistic manifesto for the post-wild world of planting design.

Planting in a Post Wild World

“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can ourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.

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Pages: 272
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-04 - Publisher: Timber Press

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