Sustainable Gardening in the Regional Partnership Villages and Towns
Under the aegis of the Regional Partnership for Sustainability, the managers and staff of municipal gardening departments in the cooperating local authorities headed out recently for a professional tour in Carmiel. Their mission: to learn and get a close-up look at the principles of sustainable gardening. Joining them were residents active in the Partnership who want to promote this concept in their communities. The tour was organized by landscape architect Debi Lehrer, who for several months has been coordinating sustainable gardening initiatives for the Partnership.
Based on the idea that landscapes can and should look their best with minimal maintenance, sustainable gardening advocates correct planning; appropriate plantings; careful pruning to encourage flowering; minimal use of pesticides; maximal use of organic materials and methods; and educating the public — teaching citizens these principles and cultivating their appreciation of a new, sustainable look in public spaces.