When Evelyn Hadden asked me to write a rant, I wondered which direction to take. Like many guest ‘ranters’, I wear a number of different hats. My paying job is head designer and founder/owner of WaterWise Landscapes Incorporated in Albuquerque, NM. My second hat is my passion as an outdoor photographer.
My third hat fulfills my commitment to continuing environmental education. Since 1993 I have volunteered on the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico (XCNM). In 2011 I became Vice President. Sharing this third hat is my ‘rant’s’ focus.
XCNM was formed in the 80’s to educate the Green Industry and general public on the benefits of xeriscape by producing a Xeriscape Conference. In the early 90’s the USGS confirmed what many on the Council knew instinctually – Albuquerque (like most Western cities) had a limited water supply. We needed to rethink how we use water. –by Hunter ten Broeck on Garden Rant.
January 15, 2016 NewTerrain