Our second summer with a garden here at Liberty Ridge has come and gone.
It's been an unexpectedly dry fall so far, no rain for about 5 weeks. That forced us to use our backup system for irrigating our first-ever fall garden--making this the perfect time to provide an update on rainwater irrigation and our experiences so far.
If you try rainwater irrigation yourself, you will find that most of what you've learned about irrigation using city water probably won't apply. You'll also find that you have to deal with the whole system--water capture, storage, and transport--in addition to the final stage of delivering the water to your plants. You'll become, in effect, your own mini-water company.
Also, in the regular segment "In The Real News", I read and comment on a landmark essay by Richard Fernandez of the Belmont Club, What Do We Do Now?
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