After talking about this subject much over the years, in Kim’s case in the gardening pages of many national publications like the Guardian and teaching more resilient techniques on her courses, and in Sally’s case (in her role as editor of the Soil Association magazine) we realised there was a pressing need for a definitive ‘how to garden’ around our changing climate guide that we, with our respective experience on the subject could accessibly provide.
Yes, the uncertainty of the future we now face is intimidating. Yet, learning how to protect our precious outside space against extreme, rain, shine, wind, snow and the goodness knows what else ahead of us, will be key. As will knowing which plants are better placed to deal with such extremities in the first place, and which techniques, practices and equipment can be employed to an existing space, or future designs to help provide a greater robustness over all.
All of this and much more besides will be covered in this book, alongside lots of practical take-home advice and inspirational ideas to help you on your merry more resilient gardening way.
Kim and Sally (aka the climate change gardeners)