Owen Dell

Book signing and discussion with author of Sustainable Landscape for Dummies.

When: Sunday, March 29, 2009, 7 p.m.

Where: S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free - $5

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Lectures


The word sustainable is everywhere these days, but just what makes a sustainable landscape and why does it matter?

Owen Dell is the smart man behind the Dummies title, who shares more than 38 years of knowledge and experience as a landscape architect and contractor with a passion for good design that makes sense for the homeowner and the environment.

Part of the phenomenally successful "Dummies" book series, with its give-me-the-facts, make-me-smarter format that have made them so popular, Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies provides hands-on, how-to instructions for the novice and expert alike. From creating abundant edible landscapes, to making your home safe in wildfires, to making the most of rainfall that falls on your land, the book describes processes that don't just make things less bad, they make them a lot better.

A long time "guru" for sustainable landscaping, Dell suggests we can mimic nature for best design. Humorously describing traditional landscape design as an "environmental train wreck", he seriously notes these practices destroy native habitats, consume natural resources, cause strip mining and forest clear cutting, and annually poison nearly 70 million birds with pesticides.

Sponsored by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network.

Visit for update on his upcoming book tour in California.

Phone: 805-962-2571

Event posted March 20, 2009
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010


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