Owen is a prolific author and writer. His work has been published in many of the most prestigious magazines in the world of horticulture and landscape design, including Sunset Magazine, Fine Gardening, Pacific Horticulture, This Old House, Landscape Design, Southern California Gardener, and others. Here is a sampling of his work on various subjects. Click on the links to go to the articles.

Also, be sure to visit The Earthworm’s Lair, Owen’s lively, irreverent blog.


The Sustainable Garden, Part One

The Sustainable Garden, Part Two

Understanding The Basics

The Thirteen Deadly Syndromes

Inputs And Outputs In A Sustainable Landscape

Tapping the Urban Waste Stream

Towards A Sustainable Landscape

Pervious Concrete

Building Neighborhood Foodsheds

The New Watershed, Part One

The New Watershed, Part Two

The New Watershed, Part Three

The New Watershed, Part Four

The New Watershed, Part Five

The New Watershed, Part Six

Fire Checklist

Drip Irrigation

Ten Tips for an Energy-Efficient Home Food Garden