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Posted on 19 January 2013 by urbangardencasual.com

Capturing Mother Nature’s Tears: 3 Simple Ways of Conserving Water

Photo Credit: Rain Water by Eric Schmuttenmaer used under CC BY-SA 2.0

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

This past week, I have been on vacation.

As I drove to my destination, I noticed a common thread that seemed to connect cornfield-to-cornfield and lawn-to-lawn.

This simple connection is one that affects man and beast, caused wars and starvation, destroys economics and livelihoods, and we cannot live without it.

One may be wondering what this is and the answer is as close as your kitchen sink. This all-powerful connection is water.

If you are a gardener you understand the importance of water and how it can change a fertile garden space into a desolate tract of land or, on the other hand, it can change a garden of weeds into a fertile piece of terra firma. In my area, this is so true since we have had no rain for two months.

But while a water shortage can have Read the rest of this entry »

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