Bottle gardening is the bomb ! (Teo Habunal / Macy-alice Bautista)

On October 14, 2011, Teo HABUNAL (Las Piñas, Cavite, Philippines) added a splendid series of photos to his album “My Bottle Garden“.  I re-published it on the page of our “Container gardening” Facebook-group :

Teo’s comment was : “Thanks to Dr. Paningbatan’s EPP, growing vegetables in very limited space is now possible! “.

Today, Macy-alice BAUTISTA expressed her full appreciation as follows : “Yeah! It works wonders! I’ve been on vacation and I was worried about my plants but when I came back they were still growing healthy. The system is the bomb!“.

Now imagine that 6 billion people would not discard their bottles anymore, but recycle them to produce fresh food and flowers at home.  I reckon that such a “movement” would change the world completely : more food at affordable prizes, more flowers, more water saved, less hungry people, less malnourished children, more happiness, … you can go on !

Is that UTOPIA ?  Not if we really want it !

But for sure : “This system is the bomb!”.  Thanks, Macy-alice !

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Willem Van Cotthem

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