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Floating Gardens — 4 Comments

  1. One last thought….in the age of the computer with all the information out here; I’m surprised that Americans in government don’t utilize alot more from other’s around the world for people here. It could be very beneficial.

    • Yes, think of all the ponds that could be turned into floating gardens, while still serving the purpose of storing water, reducing flooding and raising fish. This is just ONE example! Get Bill Mollison’s thick permaculture design book for hundreds of other ideas. And there are hundreds of techniques on the Internet for free. It’s endless, really. So why don’t more people use these ideas? It seems they’re too busy working to pay off mortgages, student loans and car loans. What we’re trying to do here is get people off the treadmill and start living more rewarding, sustainable lives.

  2. I wish they gave more detail on the bamboo. Is it placed tightly side by side to make a platform and then soil etc. on top of it? To me, that’s the way it is made but, without knowing much about this plant etc. I just have to assume it’s made this way. It’s a sound idea. The idea that people stay there when floods come is amazing. I suppose that’s really riding the storm.

    • There’s really no place to run to in Bangledesh. Huge areas are underwater at certain times of the year. One video said they live on top of the floating gardens with their possessions until the flood passes. That’s incredible. Our lives are so much easier in comparison.

      Note: some having floating houses. That sounds better than trying to survive on a floating garden with no protection.

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