Soil and water conservation

Oh my goodness...I am in LOVE with this experiment idea!!!!! I can't wait until Earth Day and our Lorax unit!!!! :-)

Possible school experiment to show importance of wetlands/riparian zones! This shows the importance of plants in our soil. Plants like trees and grasses help purify ground water. Without them the ground water gets polluted and harder to clean and drink.

Swales. Permaculture

How permaculture sees and works with water water harvest - Decentralized Natural Water Management Systems

Jerry Glover, a soil scientist, shows off a perennial wheatgrass plant's long roots, which grow deeper than annual plants' roots, improving soil structure and reducing erosion.

"Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots" uses the work of Agricultural Ecologist Dr. Jerry Glover and photographer Jim Richardson to showcase the importance of roots through visually stunning root representations.

The Best Plants For Rock Gardens | Plants for Rocky Soil | Flowers and Plants for Your Garden | HGTV

The Best Plants For Rock Gardens

18 Gorgeous Rock Gardens Try these low-water landscaping designs with boulders, stones and rocks. A rock garden is a great way to bring drama and water-conservation to your space with one of these gorgeous designs from HGTV Gardens.

Tips on how to paint your rain barrel

How to paint your plastic barrel - Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

Soil Testing for Farms and Gardens | Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

Soil Testing for Farms and Gardens

Infographic: Surprising facts about global agricultural water use | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Surprising facts about global agricultural water use: Infographic

Similar to a sieve, the willows allow water to flow through but trap the sediment back. Within a year, these structures can trap up to 10cm of sediment. Over time, this increases as the willows become more established and more sediment can be kept back. After 20 to 30 years, the vegetation will have complete cover and sediment erosion is almost completely stopped.

Similar to a sieve, the willows allow water to flow through but trap the…

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“Without soil, plants necessary for people & animals couldn't survive. Give gratitude.

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