The ideas around 'sustainability' are everywhere - including the garden:
Sustainable gardening - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apparently everyone's doing it:
Sustainable Gardening: It's All The Rage! | Planet Natural
Do you want to garden 'more sustainably'? Here's a very handy publication:
Gardening sustainably for the future
The UK is a nation of gardeners. In 2012 we spent £6.5 billion on the UK’s 22 million domestic
gardens and allotments, and benefitted from £7.8 billion in garden tourism.
Aside from the aesthetic
importance of gardens, a growing body of evidence supports the idea that they provide much wider
The modern private garden is highly heterogeneous throughout the UK, varying in
), with grass the dominant green cover. In recent years, there has been an
increased interest in growing fruit and vegetables and in sowing cornfield and meadow plant
communities within gardens.
But most gardens can be more sustainable...
There are lots of community projects around sustainable gardening principles:
Ancient German City Turns Public Spaces Into Gardens and Pastures - WSJ
Futures Forum: Gardening is good for your mental wellbeing
Futures Forum: The decline of the British front garden: "There's an environmental cost. Paving increases the risk of flash flooding - instead of grass and soil soaking up moisture, it runs straight off paving and overwhelms drainage systems."