Friday, 25 February 2011

Do you have views about the extraction of peat for horticulture?

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen are inviting tweets on the use of peat in horticulture as part of the Department for Environment, Food and Environmental Affairs consultation on this hot topic.  The press release can be found on the University of Aberdeen website.

This seems to be a rather crazy and unnecessary past-time.  Large amounts of public and private money are being invested in blocking drains to encourage blanket bogs to become more active and lay down peat, but there is an industry ripping up precious stores of existing peat and carbon for use in gardens.  There are many less damaging alternatives which should be considered ahead of peat.

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