A Testimonial to the Partnership for Water Sustainability: “Thanks for your tireless efforts to spread an understanding of hydrology and watershed-based land management!”, wrote Deborah Jones (Jan 2017)

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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,┬áRain Gardens Coordinator, Cougar Creek Streamkeepers.ca (North Delta/Surrey BC).

Deborah Jones2_120p“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!”

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