A guide to the ways in which plants enhance our daily lives, from the essential functions of making our planet habitable, through meeting basic needs, such as food and clothing, to inspiring our creativity. Explores the way in which plants are used and explains how their extraordinary properties make them perfect for the job. Each of the 51 'things' offers a different activity or insight into how we can interact with plants, be it from making perfumes, or making tea, to reducing noise, improving office productivity, or building a den. From global to community, and to individual, there are a huge range of topics and activities included. This book offers an ecological journey into the world of plants and their importance in our daily lives, often in unusual ways, and will guide the reader to sustainably connect with the botanical bounty around us, for our own benefit, and the planet's.
Things to do with Plants by Emma Crawforth