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Review ?David Bainbridge brings together his deep understanding of ancient techniques developed in desert conditions with modern data on how adaptations of those techniques will work in backyard gardens and small farms.? ?Cheryl Long, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Earth News ?If you need to water your plants, you also need to conserve water. This book features methods to achieve drastic water savings that go beyond basic irrigation efficiency. The sustainable techniques outlined here produce better plants, higher yields, fewer weeds, and healthier soil. They are time tested, easy, practical, and cost effective. You can put the information in this book to use right away.? ?Mike Evans, Founder, Tree of Life Nursery ?As a potter, gardener, and long-time maker of irrigation ollas, I was particularly impressed with his experiments using common red clay flowerpots for subsurface irrigation.? ?Diana Kersey, Kersey Ceramics Drought resilience lies within these pages in the form of effective, low-tech irrigation strategies, which too few people have heard of ? until now. Read this book, and put its teachings to work to save water and time in innovative ways. ?Brad Lancaster, author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond I found David?s book Gardening With Less Water to be a fabulous read! It?s full of insightful ways to help everyone from homeowners to farmers increase their water efficiency while sustaining healthy plants and productive crops. The simple yet proven methods he shares are easy to implement. This informative and well-written book should be read by anyone looking for ways to make a difference. ?Lisa Marie Evans President & Owner Green King, Inc. ? Manufacturer of the Deep Drip? Watering Stakes Gardening with Less Water is timely and well researched. Not only does David describe methods that are easy to implement for any gardener ? he also gives practical advice, along with examples, on bringing change from your own garden to your neighborhood and beyond. I suggest this book to anyone who desires to do their part in dealing with our emerging water crisis. ?Lori Haynes, Dripping Springs OLLAS Read more From the Back Cover Conserve & Grow Water shortages have become an everyday concern, but drought or a dry climate doesn?t mean your garden has to suffer. With inexpensive materials such as terra-cotta pots, recycled bottles, and nylon rope, you can create simple, effective, and efficient watering systems that will dramatically reduce your water use and benefit your garden, no matter where you live. Super-efficient water systems: - Deliver water directly to roots. - Reduce weed growth. - Cut back on watering time. - Work for any size garden and for container plants. ? Read more See all Editorial Reviews