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Conserving Water on the Farm and in the Home

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Farmers were the original conservationists. Here is how they save water on the farm. Challenge yourself to do the same at home!

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Conserving Water on the Farm and in the Home

  1. 1. How can you save water in the kitchen? 1. Re-use cooking water to water plants (just let cool first) How are farmers saving water? @FoodInsight Food Insight @FoodInsight Sources: www.watercalculator.org water.usgs.gov www.foodinsight.org Drip Irrigation: Places the right amount of water directly at the root zone, where crops need it most Learn more at www.Foodinsight.org CONSERVING WATER ON THE FARM AND IN THE HOME Cover Crops: Plants that are grown between harvests to help improve soil health GPS Imagery: Images from above aid farmers in providing crops with the right source of inputs, at the  Conservation Tillage: Farmers plant without removing residue from the previous season’s crop, which retains more water 2. Only run the dishwasher when it's full 3. Thaw frozen produce in the refrigerator instead of rinsing with water  Farmers were the original conservationists. Here is how they save water on the farm. Challenge yourself to do the same at home! 4. Reduce food waste by meal planning and buying canned and frozen foods right rate, time and place Laser Leveling Fields: Flattens fields to make rain water spread more evenly

Farmers were the original conservationists. Here is how they save water on the farm. Challenge yourself to do the same at home!

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