Impact of global heating and climate change on urban domestic gardens
Trevor Nottle, Project Manager of Sustainability: Energy, Water, Land at TAFE SA Hub, Adelaide, Australia says:
I am commencing research on the impact of global heating and climate change on urban domestic gardens on the Adelaide Plains in South Australia. Some of the samples will include registered, or significant, heritage gardens. Each garden will be assessed for its exposure to risk, potential to be sustainable and precautionary steps that could be taken to limit the impacts of climate change. The project will take the Vulnerability Analysis for Climate Change (Allen Consulting) model and the Precautionary Principles (Fowler) model as the basis for the research. Climate change will have impacts on historic and heritage gardens everywhere; consequently I would welcome news of any similar research being conducted by garden historians and conservators.