Sunday, January 23, 2011

Greening the Desert

Before and after for Geoff Lawton's desert rainwater collection project

           The great thing about having a passionate interest is friends send you things about the topic. So the water stories keep pouring in! My friend Ingrid in Vancouver sent this terrific link about greening the desert. It’s an amazing, optimistic story about creating plants and growth in utterly arid, saline  desert  simply by collecting rainwater and planting properly. 

         Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture Institute of Australia describes the process in this brilliant 5 min. video on Youtube.

A must see!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Mara,
    I am concerned about rising sea levels. What kind of data is there on the planet at various locations? Are levels rising faster around the equator? Thank you.


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