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John J. Albers

Author, The Northwest Garden Manifesto and founder, Albers Vista Garden

John Albers’ day job is serving as a Research Professor of Medicine for UW. But when he and his wife fell in love with a house overlooking the Port Washington Narrows in East Bremerton, his dream of gardening in harmony with nature blossomed. He became a student of horticulture, plant ID, plant curation, landscape design and ecology. After a decade of persevering, Albers Vista Gardens was born. It is now a botanical garden supported by the Albers Vista Gardens Foundation and the subject of John’s book, Gardening for Sustainability, published in 2013 and beautifully illustrated by the photography of David Perry. His most recent book is The Northwest Garden Manifesto: Create, Restore and Maintain a Sustainable Yard, just released by Skipstone in late 2017.


How to Create, Restore and Maintain a Sustainable Yard

You can create a beautiful and sustainable yard by creating and preserving healthy soil, planting and maintaining healthy plants compatible with our Mediterranean climate, using sustainable methods and materials, protecting and enhancing habitat for wildlife and pollinators, protecting water and air quality, conserving energy and potable water. You will examine practical, hands-on, small scale ways to create a garden that enhances biodiversity and that is both functional and aesthetic, maintainable and cost-effective, and environmentally sound.

Sunday, Feb 11 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room / Book signing to follow