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San Diego – Where the Future of Gardening Will Follow the Future of Water Desalination

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Fortunately, due to the importance of food gardens both physically and philosophically in California, there have been no reported prohibitions for water use on vegetable gardens. However, this doesn’t apply to lawns, overall household water limitations or escalations in the cost of water. According to the San Diego County Water Authority, San Diego is one of the worst hit in terms of curtailing public water. While other cities are limiting watering of lawns to 3 days a week and 10 minutes per watering. San Diego has curtailed lawn watering to two days per week. Opulent residences with large lawns are facing dramatic curtailments. San Diego residents are starting to get…

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Feeding Ourselves Thirsty – Got Water?

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While a few people manage their investments directly, most of us – and our pension and retirement funds – employ large institutional investors. So what does it mean when a network of over 100 institutional investors – managing assets of over $13 trillion – sponsor a research project on global water risks to food? It’s obvious that few investments have any basis of sustainability unless humanity has access to an abundance of fresh water. Ceres, a nonprofit organization, directs the Investor Network on Climate Change – the folks with $13 trillion in assets. This month, Ceres released a watershed report on water in general and how the Food Sector is…

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Fruits and Veggies 2015 – Pray for California Water Like You’ve Never Prayed Before

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The statement that water is life can no longer be taken for granted in California. What California means to the rest of the nation is stewardship of the nation’s largest concentration of agricultural capital – 80,000 farms and ranches on 25.4 million acres of productive ground. In 2014, water shortages not only impacted the quality of crops raised, but resulted in 430,000 acres of prime farm ground being left idle. How many acres will it be in 2015? This is the 4th year of drought – now being called the worst drought in over 1,000 years. The drought is primarily one of an extreme lack of snow and rain contributing…

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