More Food, Less Water: Top 6 Farming Practices to Better Manage Water Use. This post in Food Tank’s series on World Water Day highlights practices that farmers can use to help reduce water consumption and waste.
*Why are aquatic plants important?* The health of submerged aquatic vegetation is an important environmental indicator of overall ocean and estuary health. Seagrasses in bays and lagoons, for instance, are vital to the success of small invertebrates and fish. These small creatures are a food source for commercial and recreational fish. Seagrasses also stabilize sediments, generate organic material needed by small invertebrates, and add oxygen to the surrounding water.
Mushrooms Are Helping Purify Dirty Waters | Volunteers for Ocean Blue Project, an ecological restoration nonprofit, are placing mushroom spawn in burlap sacks with a mixture of coffee grounds and straw to grow in. Then, they put the bags in the paths of storm drains, where contaminated water will filter through them. The underground part of mushrooms, called mycelium, will break down pollutants like E. coli, pesticides, and oil.
In conjunction with Earth Week, The A-Team is bringing awareness to disposable water bottles and its effects on climate change in our A Juicery eco-series, A Little by Little. AJuicery A Little by Little: Disposable Water Bottles