My name is Willem VAN COTTHEM. I am a honorary professor of botany of the University of Ghent (Belgium) and member of the Committee for Science and Technology (CST) of the UNCCD. I am particularly interested in the desertification problem and in sustainable solutions for the problems of hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
Let me invite you to have a close look at Insana DEE’s photo (New Harmony, Utah, USA) :
Insana DEE gave us a remarkable plea for container gardening in the drylands :
“I have really rocky soil (as you can see). So it’s hard to grow ground crops here. I don’t have irrigation water. Everything has to be watered with a hose and dribblers. So the container gardens worked best for me. They’re much easier to weed and maintain as well and it helps keep weeds…
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