Floating Gardens

Floating gardens in the Wetland Research and Training Centre (WRTC) run by the Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies. Captions and Photo source: ©© Aarjan Dixit, World Resources Institute


In Bangladesh, the ancient practice of floating gardens, beds of straw and water hyacinths on which crops are grown, is making a comeback in the face of increased floods.

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