About the Author
Evelyn Hadden writes and speaks about nature-friendly, soul-satisfying landscapes. Her newest book, Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives
(Timber Press, Feb 2012) offers the ultimate guide to shrinking your lawn, with inspiring photos showcasing lawnless gardens in a variety of sizes and styles. Her garden memoir Apprentice to a Garden
chronicles the joys, challenges, and life lessons of transforming her urban yard into a naturalistic landscape. The photo-rich Shrink Your Lawn: Design ideas for any landscape
presents many ideas and illustrations from her talks and won a silver medal from Independent Publisher's 2009 Living Now Book Awards.
Evelyn founded the informational website LessLawn in 2001 and is a founding member of the national Lawn Reform Coalition, a resource for ecologically sound lawns and lawn alternatives. She gardens in Minnesota and travels across the country visiting gardens and speaking to groups of gardeners about eco-friendly landscaping with less lawn.