Growing tree saplings in plastic bottles (Martine DAUBREME / ActionS VivreS)

A series of photos to show how successful Martine DAUBREMé’s experiments are ( (ActionS VivreS Foundation) :

2011 : Bottom part of a Fanta juice bottle (Photo Martine Daubremé)
2011 - Cutting of the spekboom (Portulacaria afra) planted in the top part filled with potting soil, and having 2 small drainage holes in the bottleneck (Photo Martine Daubremé)
2011 - One bottle to host a cutting of the spekboom (Portulacaria afra) (Photo Martine Daubremé)
2011 - Top part of the bottle put in the lower part serving as a water tank (Photo Martine Daubremé)
2011 - Top part of the bottle with its cutting (Photo Martine Daubremé)
2011 - A few weeks later the spekboom cuttings (elephant's bush) are growing rapidly (Photo Martine Daubremé)

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Willem Van Cotthem

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