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Ecosystem Gardening

A unique way of gardening-back the biosphere performed at the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary.

  • Seek out threatened species.
  • Propagate them.
  • Re-plant the offspring in the wild.

Re-planting can be a problem as habitats disappear. At the Sanctuary they have dozens of species that probably are the last of their kind because the habitats, sometimes as small as a single valley, have disappeared.

These are typical areas of the Sanctuary, they don't look much like our gardens, because their only purpose is conservation and they don't just save spectacular species, but also the inconspicuous. Many important medicines come from (inconspicuous) plants from this area.

The team are about four times more successful at saving and growing species than any other (=academic) organization and they do it on a tiny budged.

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ecosystem_gardening.txt · Last modified: 2007/06/09 14:29 (external edit)