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Carbon Reduction

Rainwater is chemical-free and helps build strong natural systems

New Orleans’ tap water has been treated with chloramine (a combination of chlorine and ammonia) to render it safe to drink. While these chemicals kill the microorganisms that spread disease to humans, they also kill microorganisms that are beneficial to soil and plant health. Ecological gardening focuses on building healthy natural systems, beginning with the soil community. Did you know that a single teaspoon of healthy soil can hold over a billion microorganisms? Help these miraculous tiny creatures thrive by giving them a chemical-free source of water.