To apply container gardening at the largest scale (Willem Van Cotthem)

My March 23, 2010 comment on a special photo (Manilla Bay):

http://blogs.reuters.com/russell-boyce/2010/03/22/dont-drink-the-water-even-if-there-is-any-to-drink/comment-page-1/#comment-43

Fantastic series of photos, showing all aspects of beauty and problems with water. Pollution, desertification, child malnutrition, hunger and poverty are global problems directly related to drought. Looking for solutions, we have suggested to apply container gardening at the largest scale, both in urban and in rural areas, e.g. with vertical gardening. The Manilla Bay photo supports our point that it would be better to grow fruit tree seedlings in plastic containers or bags before planting, than to litter all that plastic.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.