Regenerative Thinking in Practice.
Principle #5 – Leverage Nature’s Solutions
Nature has spent millions of years working out how to do things with renewable materials at room temperature – let’s make the most of those answers.
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In California’s San Joaquin Valley, a long history of artificial irrigation has impregnated the soil with selenium. In small quantities, selenium is beneficial to humans and animals — essential, even. In larger quantities, it’s toxic.
Prickly pear cacti, though, can thrive in these soils, even though irrigation has also made the soil and water dangerously salty.
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