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Saturday, May 16, 2015

An Oasis in the American Desert

An Oasis in the American Desert

See the whole movie at Geoff Lawton discovers an oasis in the middle of the Sonoran desert in Arizona. The system was created 80 years ago. Built during the Roosevelt era, the system was designed to passively harvest water and build soil without human assistance. We could regreen a lot of deserts this way. Watch the full movie at


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