Waterwater everywhere ……. but not a lot to drink

Don't give up on usThere is no plug at the bottom of the Sea to let out the dirty water, yet every day we wash muck off our lands into our shared sea.

There’s no new supply of ‘fresh clean water’ being delivered to planet Earth – we have to keep that which we have, “clean”.

The water we all use is only being part-cleaned by natural forces and part-distributed around the World by clouds. The World’s muck builds up as we all pee in the sea, but muck from factories is more than plain urine! As we ALL buy and consume stuff made by factories, we are all polluting, including those fine people who make a stand against pollution and keep lobbying governments – using plastic phones and paper as they lobby. OK, ‘some’ pollution is going to occur; the debate is “how much can the earth’s ecosystem tollerate”?

“Lifestyle” needs to change but we have all become content with new technologies and convenience living – so content are we all, that any suggestion of change is often labelled as ‘going back to the Ark’. But alternative technologies are taking us forward – maybe to a new ark or space pod to seed other worlds or simply to escape from this rancid, once blue planet?

Slowing down the pollution gives us more time. We need to slow down enough to let nature catch up and regain its superior balancing work across all environments. We humans are good at building environmental problems but amateurs at holding the Balance of Nature itself. We need to work alongside the systems already in place and run by Nature itself otherwise we’ll be forced to change our global and commercialised ‘lifestyle’ in the face of the results from our own actions.

And if anyone reading this is thinking only of themselves and their own short lifetime on this planet, don’t wait till muck hits the fan, think again, now.

Support Nature, it supports you!

Waves from Grant, co-founder of the UK Registered Charity, World of Water.

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Biological and chemical plant warfare?

Ivy v. Nettles, or the balance of Grant and Nature working togetherIvy v. Nettles, or the balance of Grant and Nature working together?

One area of ground which started as a temporary holding location for half of our Ivy Stock Plants, is now, remarkably, nettle-free.

During the winter we planted eighty ground cover ivy strains across a patch of ground riddled with Nettle plants and after 3 years the nettles lost the biological war and the Ivies won.

All the Ivies will be moved to their permanent growing areas plant-by-plant, and I’m sure we’ll have to extricate their roots from the dormant remains of Nettle plants just lying in wait for daylight, but maybe not. Just maybe one group of plants displaced another. Plants use a mix of physical, chemical and biological methods to ‘take-over’ new territory and many of these methods are openly supported by gardeners.

I’m on the side of the Ivy Plants. I could have been on the side of the Nettles. Whichever ‘side’ I take I appear to oppose the other ‘side’ by default. I could reel off many examples of this dilemma right across the biological spectrum. If I was a spineless gardener, the HoBB Gardens would remain un-cultivated.

I culture. I am engaged in culture.

Waves from the Hills ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant