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How to make a plant love you : cultivate green space in your home and heart / Summer Rayne Oakes ; illustrations by Mark Conlan.

Oakes, Summer Rayne, author. (Author). Conlan, Mark Gabrish, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

3 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library 635.965 OAK (Text) 33500013110010 New In transit -
Greenbush Public Library 635.965 OAK (Text) 35500006187320 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525540281
  • ISBN: 0525540288
  • Physical Description: xxi, 183 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York City : Optimism Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-175) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The mass migration -- Our need for nature -- We only love what we notice -- When a tree falls in the forest -- A human history of houseplants -- Getting to know your plants -- How to make a plant love you -- Cultivating your personal green space.
Summary, etc.: "Summer Rayne Oakes, an urban houseplant expert and environmental scientist, is the icon of wellness-minded millennials who want to bring nature indoors, according to a New York Times profile. Summer has managed to grow 1,000 houseplants in her Brooklyn apartment (and they're thriving!) Her secret? She approaches her relationships with plants as intentionally as if they were people." --Amazon.com.
Oakes, an urban houseplant expert and environmental scientist, has managed to grow 1,000 houseplants in her Brooklyn apartment-- and they are thriving! Her secret? She approaches her relationships with plants as intentionally as if they were people. Here she encourages readers to develop an entirely new relationship with plants by becoming their 'plant parent.' Seeing the world from a plant's perspective, you'll learn to trade modern consumerism for sustainability, and become a caretaker for our planet. -- adapted from jacket
Author Notes

Summer Rayne Oakes is an environmental scientist and entrepreneur whose work focuses on health, wellness and sustainability. She founded Homestead Brooklyn, a website and YouTube channel, to help people become more attuned to nature in the city. Her work has been featured by many media outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Inc.

Subject: House plants.
Gardening > Health aspects.
Gardening > Psychological aspects.
Gardening > Psychological aspects.
House plants.

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