UPDATE: SCFS Mtg “Rain Water Catchment” Thurs, Mar 10 @7pm

TOPIC CHANGE – PLEASE NOTE: Due to illness, Norm Baker will not be able to speak to SCFS on biochar this month (we will try to reschedule for later in the year).
INSTEAD, Derek Hann of the Snohomish Conservation District will present on Rain Water Catchment for Agriculture and Small Farms.

Derek will tell us how to use the runoff from existing roofs for orchard  irrigation and emergency storage.  He will explore key components for every collection system, as well as some of the more unique considerations specific to agricultural uses. All are welcome, whether you are just considering a 50 gallon barrel or want to do a 100,000 gallon cistern.

Derek Hann is a Professional Engineer with the Snohomish Conservation District.  He graduated from the University of Idaho in 2006 with a BS in Civil Engineering.  Derek has worked in the private development sector for four years and in the public sector for six years, focusing on Low Impact Development (LID) projects.  He has experience designing multiple varieties of LID, including: rain gardens, bioretention facilities, pervious pavements, bioinfiltration swales, filter strips, amended soils, constructed wetlands, and storm water harvesting systems.  His work for the Conservation District involves helping private homeowners design and install rain gardens and rain barrels on their properties.

This meeting of the Snohomish County Fruit Society is Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7pm at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 2nd Street, Snohomish, WA 98290. Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is a chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) http://www.wcfs.org. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, email SnohomishCFS@gmail.com or call 206-427-4279. A brief business meeting will precede the speaker.

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