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Swales (Continuous Contour Trenches) Bring Water and Life Back to Maharashtra, India

This (unfortunately low-res) video shares the clear, practical benefits of bringing sensible low-tech Permaculture water harvesting techniques such as swales to our landscapes. In Maharashtra, India, swales are restoring the hydrological cycle, bringing dried up wells and springs back to life, and stopping erosion of the precious soils that subsistence farmers depend on.

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  1. Thanks Craig, is it possible to get the actual location of this work, a student of mine is from Maharashtra and would be very interested in seeing these. Thankyou for your work Craig, very appreciated.

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