Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Solve the UK floods with permaculture (online)

The permanent solution to UK flood risk, which will increase productivity for the farmers whilst restoring the environment 

Two years in a row, the UK has seen dramatic flooding across the country. The solution has been proposed in recent articles – put more trees in the uplands, and slow down the runoff. This solution is great, but what about the farmers, who currently earn their income from upland sheep rather than trees? There is a solution for them too, and it has been tried and tested for quite a while now, with results matching and surpassing those of the current business as usual. We can have the trees, we can have the sheep, and the farmers can have more money for their hard work, whilst helping us downstream keep our shirts dry.

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