The Earth needs gardeners, and it needs a lot of them
Humanity has created wholesale destruction of our natural environment – our life support system – and we need to fix it.
According to http://worldcentric.org/
• We are losing forestland at a rate of 375 km2 each day.
• The world has already lost 80% of its original forests.
• At the world’s current rates, 5-10% of tropical forest species will become extinct every decade.
• 75% of all the fish stocks in the world are already either: exploited, over-exploited or recovering.
• 27% of coral reefs have already been and 70% of Earth’s coral reefs will cease to exist within the next forty years.
• The world has lost half of its coastal wetlands, including mangrove swamps and salt marshes.
• In the next 30 years, as many as one-fifth of all species alive today will become extinct. 23% of all mammals and 12% of all birds’ species were considered “threatened” in 2003.
Gondwana Alive is helping to tackle the problem through our Green Gardening project.
Caring for soil, water and biodiversity
This project draws on many teachings (e.g. organic food gardening, permaculture, holistic management, etc.) to mentor and train green gardeners who know how to look after water, soil, biodiversity and ecosystems through the way in which they garden. The project also aims to create a demand for their services and make it easy for homeowners to contribute to restoration of our planet – one garden at a time.
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul” – Luther Burbank (http://www.brainyquote.com/)
There are 7.4 billion people on Earth and our population is growing each day (http://www.worldometers.info/). Scientists such as Edward O’ Wilson predict that the maximum number of people Earth can feed is 10 million (Natalie Wolchover, http://www.livescience.com/16493-people-planet-earth-support.html). We have to do something – imagine 7.4 billion people each looking after a patch of Earth, planting indigenous wildflowers – it’s a start.
Why do we support Green Gardens?
To promote biodiversity, eradicate poverty and hunger, and build relations between people & communities to promote safety and security.
How do we support Green Gardens?
Through project development and fundraising, management and implementation.
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