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Rainwater Harvesting SolutionsRAINWATER HARVESTING
Water has become a highly precious resource. There are some places where a barrel of water costs more than a barrel of oil. — Lloyd Axworthy
“Endangered species” is quickly becoming a term we use to describe WATER! Our waterways are being polluted by urban storm runoff. The first step to help this crisis is to become aware of the problems. Then, use easy-to-implement solutions such as rainwater collection utilizing a rain barrel to supply future generations with clean and healthy water.
Pond SuppliesPOND SUPPLIES
Adding a pond along with pond plants to your landscape can bring many benefits. Not only will the magical sound of running water instantly relax you, but there can also be real environmental benefits. In the land of suburbia, we’re destroying the habitats of aquatic species like frogs.
Ponds can also be used for aquatic habitats, rainwater harvesting, aquaponics, hydroponics, and more.
You can’t be an environmentalist, you can’t be an ocean steward, without truly walking the walk.
Sustainable landscaping and homesteads can be accomplished easier than you think. Here are some practices we to promote:
- Start with your existing home – It often makes more sense to start with your current home than to build a new home from scratch.
- Respect and restore water – Rebuild and filter water with natural wetlands, reduce stormwater, and collect, reuse, conserve through rainwater harvesting, rain barrels, and rain gardens.
- Efficient resource use – Understand the origin and fate of materials, along with the energy required to sustain and maintain resources used.
- Local and organic – Grow our own organic food using hydroponics, aquaponics, raised beds, and other gardening techniques.
- Simple – Keeping things simple reduces costs, resources, and maintenance.
- Win-Win – Think of win-win solutions. Such as a deciduous tree on the south side of your home. Here in the midwest, this will provide shade in the summer. Then, in the fall the leaves will drop (transfer to compost pile for growing food), and allow sun to warm the home during winter.