I initially wrote the following blog post when I volunteered for Rural Resources. Organizations like Rural Resources, small nonprofits that promote food security and sustainable agriculture, are great places to volunteer. Small nonprofits typically have more needs than they do staff and budget to cover them. Whatever your skills or interests are, they will likely have a way you can use them.
In the meantime, take a minute to read about one man's innovative approach to the challenges of providing a freeze-resistant watering system for a variety of animals.
McElroy, a district conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA in Greene County, Tenn., discusses an innovative, multi-species watering system he designed for Rural Resources, using recycled materials.
Rural Resources’ Executive Director, Sally Causey, and Site Director Teddy Dabbs, asked Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist Mike McElroy to design a watering system that would accommodate a variety of species and work with Dabbs vision for a multi-paddock, multi-species, rotational grazing pasture.
|This multi-species watering system can be viewed at Rural Resources' Holley Creek Farm.|