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Since 1993, the United Nations has declared March 22nd World Water Day, a day to draw attention to the importance of access to water, especially safe drinking water and to switch off your taps and think about conserving water. As the thunder rumbles and the rain pours down conserving water hardly seems a top priority. Sara's patch has only just dried out after having been under water for over two months. Some town centre properties in Bradford on Avon still haven't reopened after the pre-Christmas floods. And yet at school the water butts were empty this morning after a few weeks of intensive planting, polytunnel watering and no rain.

For our members who want to become more water wise in the garden, we have a few tricks up our sleeve to help you. You'll also find plenty of resources for both primary and secondary pupils here to raise awareness about water conservation. Eco schools will find them particularly useful.

And if you're looking for a challenge, why not take the water challenge and see how little water you can use today.


BOA floods  flooded patch