The Symbolism in a Zen Garden

The primary structure of a Japanese garden is determined by the architecture that contain it; that is, the framework of enduring elements such as buildings, verandas and terraces, paths, tsukiyama (artificial...

Finding Value in Waste

In the desert village of Ksar Terchane, in the Northern Adrar Region of Mauritania, West Africa, water is the most valuable resource. Villagers live on less than 2 liters (1/2 gallon)/day...

South Africa Honeymoon Ideas

Only a few years ago the idea of ​​flying to Africa for a honeymoon would have seemed outrageous. Now a safari is one of the most popular types...

California’s Water Crisis – What it Means to YOU

California is facing a monumental challenge to meet the water demand of its current and projected population. Climate change, drought in California and the Colorado River Basin, legal mitigation in the...

Bamboo and Soil Erosion – Holding the Earth Together One Plant at a Time

Even though we talk a great deal about water and tree conservation, we sometimes forget that land itself is often a precious resource. Unfortunately it is one that is disappearing under...

Peak Water and Arizona Landscaping Practices

The Phoenix metropolitan area, with an annual precipitation of approximately 7.7 inches per year, is designated as a desert region. Nonetheless, grass lawns are a surprisingly common occurrence in the Valley...

Environmentally Friendly Landscaping

Current landscaping practices, while undeniably tasteful and aesthetically pleasing, are not always environmentally friendly. Many eco-conscious landscaping techniques will not only save money and time but, above all...

Rain Water Harvesting Or the History of the Rainwater Barrel

While the history of the barrel goes back to Babylon and Roman times and the rain water barrel would have to follow that , the history of rainwater harvesting very possibly...

Shorter Days in November Mean Less Time in the Garden in Southern California

Fewer daylight hours in November means less time to garden. Pick one or two outdoor projects to focus on this month.Add Last Minute Fall Color: There is no reason why your...

The Objective of IEC in the Water and Sanitation Sector

The use of contaminated water and open defecation are the major causes of malnutrition, child death and communicable diseases in India. According to a study by UNICEF in the year 2008,...

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