Design with Nature!
“My husband and I are just back from a week visiting friends who have a condo on Kaua’i, the ‘garden isle’. Of the several gardens we visited, my favourite was the Limahuli Garden on the north shore,” wrote Deborah Jones, Rain Gardens Coordinator, Cougar Creek Streamkeepers.ca (North Delta/Surrey BC).
“It is part of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens (5 locations in total), and it encompasses a good portion of an old “ahupua’a”. The old agricultural terraces were discovered in the course of a restoration project.”
“They are irrigated by small trenches that divert water from Limahuli stream, then send the excess back into the stream. Of course it all depends on having a population size appropriate to the carrying capacity of the ecosystem. Too darn many of us humans nowadays!”
“Thanks for your tireless efforts to spread an understanding of hydrology and watershed-based land management!”