Although it does require initial watering, it still beats traditional irrigation, particularly in areas that are hard to reach. Richard Dale, executive director at the Sonoma Ecology Center, is planning to use the boxes along to replant the banks along Sonoma Creek. "Restoration can be challenging here because you have to get through the long, dry, Mediterranean summer," he said. "This could really transform the way restoration is done in arid regions."
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