‘You never know the value of water until the well is dry’
This was the thought provoking proverb that was used as part of one of the show gardens at this years RHS Chelsea Flower show. So true and so applicable to so many of our natural resources. We won’t miss the diverse range of natural non-renewable resources upon which we are so dependent until they are gone (or what is more likely when usage is curtailed by rocketing costs as they begin to diminish). We need to start ramping up the use of alternative renewable resources pretty soon, or the transition to a greener leaner economy is going to be pretty painful. We all need to get our acts together otherwise the current economic crisis might just feel like a walk in the park in comparison to a global economy crippled by resources shortages.