USE 5 PET BOTTLES TO BUILD A VERTICAL GARDEN : a familiar idea to save water (Google / Architectfeed)

Read at : Google Alert – desertification

http://www.architecturefeed.com/2011/12/05/pet-tree-project-allows-you-to-reuse-old-water-bottles-to-create-a-vertical-garden/

PET Tree Project recycles old water bottles into a vertical garden

By Asmita Prasad   /22 hrs ago

In a world increasingly threatened by freshwater shortages and environmental imbalances resulting in lack of rain and flooding, it has become paramount that we as a civilization pay more attention to the way we use water not only in the course of our daily lives but also in other activities like gardening. The Pet Tree project was created by the Hakan Gursu Foundation which uses the expertise of Turkish environmentalist and green-design innovator Dr. Hakan Gürsu. The project basically aims at allowing people to reuse their disposed PET bottles and reuse them to create a vertical garden in their backyards or terraces. The system uses 5 liter PET bottles as flower pots and planters to create a vertical garden or an alternative organic plantation growing system that uses drop watering to maximize water resources.

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MY COMMENT (Willem VAN COTTHEM)

I DON’T KNOW WHY, BUT THIS SOUNDS REALLY FAMILIAR TO ME !

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Willem Van Cotthem

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