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The Edge: Helping you catch up and get ahead Ancient irrigation technique saves water, keeps plants happy
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Jul 18 2012 - 1:06pm
During a visit to the Beacon Hill Community Garden ceramics artist Diana Kersey explains an irrigation technique using "Ollas." The technique, used in Asia, North Africa and Pre-colonial America for at least two centuries, involves burying small unglazed clay jars filled with water. Over time the water leeches through the still porous clay to irrigate nearby plant-life.