Monday, March 4, 2013
Greening the Desert
Greening the desert
This is a short reminder just how feasible it is to green the desert. It is not really a lot of work either and the maintenance can be minimal. Taking this individual example and applying it thousands of times gives us a desert eating enterprise that easily self renews as exhaled moisture returns at night as rain.
The rapid return of fungi is impressive. The mulch cover also shelters the forming soils from the sun. it does not need much moisture to sustain all this.
The more serious take home for all of us is that we do not have to wait for the establishment of a wet belt on the edge of the desert at all. It is sufficient to follow the described protocol to create a band of trees that are themselves part of a developing wet belt.