By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter
As the news rolls across my computer screen, I pick up on what is becoming a yearly occurrence it seems and that is a wide spread drought.
Many third world countries continue to suffer from drought conditions and shortages of food but the United States.
My response to this is YES the United States. While we can spend time on arguing over what and who is responsible, I like to act in a proactive way.
Since gardening, in recent years, has experienced resurgence, I feel we, gardeners, should share in responsible water use.
To begin this process, we first need to know what choices we have in water conservation.
Gray water is water from that contains only soap no waste. Water from washing dishes, brushing your teeth and even taking a shower can be processed and used to water the garden. Some equipment is required and some cities have regulations on gray water use so check before using.
This is a great reuse of our water resources that we use everyday.
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