Jewish Journal

Water is Life- Water Retention Landscaping

By Emily Stern

1 week ago

Tamera 2014

Dearest Friends, 


I have been reading about various water projects, and some of them are not working in the most sustainable way. i.e. installing plumbing! Please watch this video about water retention landscaping, and how it has been done in a community in Tamera, Portugal. It is so important.

It is totally natural, and brings entire ecosystems to life. 

WATER IS LIFE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYyq3rJNB70



Put your fears up in the sky and let them be changed by the clouds. Let them be cleansed by the rain.

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Emily Stern is a devotional poet and songwriter. Her album “Birth Day” can be downloaded on iTunes or from CD baby.  As an actor and playwright, her plays have been performed...

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