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Introduction to Irrigation Systems

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Introduction to Irrigation Systems

Time: August 31, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm
Location: UBC Farm
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: vancouver, urban, farming/gardening
Organized By: Karly Pinch
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2015

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This Vancouver Urban Farming Society workshop will cover the basic anatomy of an irrigation system and its different components as well as selection of appropriate system for different crops, spaces, budgets, and scales. We will cover different types of systems, including overhead and drip irrigation, their benefits, and disadvantages. We will go from a simple backyard system to multi acre mixed vegetables farm scale. Students will also learn in the process the concepts of flow, pressure, friction, and scheduling.
In a future of continued water stress and drought, it is important to understand what irrigation systems work best for your farming situation, and how to use them most effectively to conserve water and function economically.
The workshop will take place in the Children's Greenhouse at UBC Farm, and will include a tour of the farm and a chance to look at their different irrigation systems.

Must RSVP online by Sept 8:

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