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Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground$
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Eric Freyfogle

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300110401

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300110401.001.0001

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The Lure of the Garden

The Lure of the Garden

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(p.83) Chapter 3 The Lure of the Garden
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Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground
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Eric Freyfogle

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110401.003.0004

This chapter focuses on different aspects of the garden view of land. The tend-the-garden line of thought, in contrast, has come from conservationists who believe their cause has gone astray in its ethics, aesthetics, and overreliance on ecological science. A good way to probe this line of thought, seeing what it contains and gauging its strengths, is to compare Pollan's Second Nature with a 1939 essay by Aldo Leopold, The Farmer as a Conservationist. Leopold's ecological message made the work of conservation more difficult because it required landowners to understand their farms as integrated ecosystems. They had to learn to spot evidence of malfunctioning so they could act to correct it. Leopold envisioned a landscape in which people made room for other life forms.

Keywords:   tend-the-garden, land, ecological science, Aldo Leopold, conservationist, integrated ecosystems

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