Fort Worth Interfaith Power and Light: Presentation on Low Cost Irrigation Technology
A safe, consistent and reliable food supply is a universal need. In many parts of the world, buying food from the neighborhood grocery store is not an option. People must grow their own food if they want to eat. Plants need water, but in many areas, rainfall is unreliable and irrigation water is limited. Drip Bucket Irrigation can be implemented on a household or home compound level to increase crop yield and reduce water usage.
Jon Fripp of Rush Creek Christian Church will speak about his work with low tech irrigation and the use of these kits at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 12th at First Congregational Church on Trail Lake Drive in Fort Worth.Jon is a Civil Engineer who has been involved with development work in over a dozen countries both as a professional and as a volunteer. He will discuss the problem, how the drip bucket irrigation technology works, how it has been used by various groups, and how different local groups can get involved.
This simple but powerful technology was originally developed by Chapin Living Waters and has been effectively used in over 150 countries. These systems involve gravity fed irrigation lines that convey water to individual food plants. There are no moving parts in this is easy to maintain and operate irrigation system. These systems can be packaged as kits and have been used by a variety of secular and religious groups as part of development and mission work. Two kits can be carried in a small field pack and can provide irrigation to feed a family for five to seven years.
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