25 floating garden water ideas

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The Ingenious Floating Gardens Of The Aztecs…

The Ingenious Floating Gardens Of The Aztecs… – http://www.ecosnippets.com/gardening/floating-gardens-of-the-aztecs/ (FourStingFarm) When Cortez discovered the Aztec Empire in the year 1519, he found 200,000 people living on an island in the middle of a lake. Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, was the biggest and best-fed city in the world, and this fortress city was completely surrounded by water. To feed their enormous population, the Aztecs ingeniously built chinampas, or floating gardens, to convert the marshy wetlands of Lake Texcoco into arable farmland. These floating gardens were a masterpiece of engineering. Each garden was 300 feet long by 30 feet wide. To make a garden, workers weaved sticks together to form a

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