For the love of water

First in a series from Margaret Ann, Water Smart Ambassador for Nakusp.

Through the eyes of an Agrarian, plants have a symbiotic relationship with humans. They are our food, our love and our solace. Plants keep the earth cool and are capable of holding water . Every plant has a requirement in nutrition and water. They need strong roots to survive. What people and plants have in common is water. Humans are 80 per cent water. Like the plant, without water, disease is evident.

We all need water. Our needs are different yet the same. Water in the morning flushes the body of toxins and at night hydrates the body to lessen pain and lube the body systems. No different than a plant, water is part of our operating system. Permaculture plants are not typically watered in the spring as the plant needs to adjust their inner workings with the type of season approaching it. New plants need lots of water to set good strong roots.

Conservation is a top priority in Nakusp. It seems like we have a lot of water, however the two little creeks that service Nakusp shrink rapidly come summer. Washing cars, houses and driveways, filling swimming pools has become a way of life. We are all at risk when we overwater or water without thinking of tomorrow.

Lets do our part in conserving, preserving and protecting our future with water.


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