urban garden

telegraph.co.uk
Amazon rainforest was giant garden city
The "pristine" Amazon rainforest was covered by a vast sprawl of interconnected villages between 1,500 and 500 years ago, according to a study that shows how nature has felt the impact of man for much longer than realised. By Roger Highfield
By By Roger Highfield, Science Editor

“ The findings are important because they contradict long-held stereotypes about early Western versus early New World settlements that rest on the idea that “if you find it in Europe, it’s a city.  If you find it somewhere else, it has to be something else,” Prof Heckenberger said. “They have quite remarkable planning.” Because it means at least one area of “pristine” Amazon has a long history of human activity, the find could change not only how scientists assess the flora and fauna, but also how conservationists preserve the remains of forest so heavily cleared it is the world’s largest soybean producing area. “

another proof of indigenous genius, if you still needed any.

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my little windowsill-garden has been growing so much since i last showed you! i bought a small shelf to have a bit more space and be able to give more of my babies the chance to get enough sunlight. i am really, really happy about the way it looks and so proud of the way it is going.