Monday, 4 January 2010
greening the country
I saw something that beggars belief. Townsville is noted as the DRY tropics.
We get rain but only in season so... most of the year it is dry. Dusty. brown.
So dry in fact Townsville is nicknames Brownsville.
so what does the Townsville City council do.
They have had the team out laying grass in a culvert. Just one strip mind you next to the drain. Do you thing they prepared the ground? Do you think they installed some sort of watering system for the 9 months of the year when that dirt is dry?
they just layed the squares of turf and walked away.
Then it rained. all good you say. A job well done you might commend the council on the initiative. But the grass wasn't bedded in and it washed away.
Now there is just dirt. Back to square one.