Liza Cucco – How to Survive in a Desert Place

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How do you feel about almonds? Personally, I love them in every single form, from the marzipan that covered the wedding cake my husband shockingly made us to the milk in my cereal this morning. The thing about almonds is that they come from very thirsty trees.

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The thirsty nature of these delicious, life-giving nuts featured in a years-long drought plaguing California, where 80% of the world’s almonds are produced. Successive years of insufficient rain and aggressive industrial agriculture shrank the aquifers California depended on. But it wasn’t just almond trees that needed the receding wellsprings; so …

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