Wick Irrigation

By | March 28, 2015

At Sadhana Forest, trees spring from once-barren land.  This article in the 2015 March 23 print edition of the Christian Science Monitor on replanting once-barren lands is notable for its description of wick irrigation.  I wonder how this might translate into open-weave sponge mats in drought-stricken California.  Due to fire danger, the hillsides of California near roads and houses can’t be allowed to get too dry.  Annual rye grasses and eucalyptus tree litter are a large part of the problem.  When there are winter rains, trees and ground cover are important to keep the hillsides in place – especially in areas in which the adobe (clay) soil predominates.  Any watering system needs to withstand rampaging deer and digging raccoons and squirrels.

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