The Glengarry Plant Farm grows more then 130,000 different plants, that are sold to groups like Greening Australia to revegetate waterways and gardens. They’ve doubled their plant species to increase biodiversity and are trying to stop the extinction of the dianella amoena by adding it to their inventory. However, horticulture is not the greenest of industries, with water usage running into millions of litres per year.
Owner Brett Paulet recognized the irony, and wanting to ensure his business is as eco-friendly as possible, constructed his own 18 megalitre dam. The dam has been able to save 10,000 to 40,000 litres of water per week, or more then half a million litres a year. They’ve also been able to recycle 80% of their plastic pots, simply by asking their customers to return them.
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