Abundance on a Dry Land
In the news, California often grabs the headlines. In this state, the agriculture is suffering from a lack of water and farms are being abandoned at an alarming rate. But some people seem to have found a solution. In California and in many other dry regions around the world, land restoration is facilitating water infiltration to help increase the yields. In addition, even in dry areas, a lot of water can be potentially harvested and stored in tanks, ponds and swales. By using swale systems, gabions, biodiversity, mulching, pioneer trees, animals both wild and domestic, check dams, fruit forests, keyline plows, compost teas and many other methods, it is possible to turn the soil into a large sponge, and design new productive landscapes.