With the significant changes to the climate, weather, and landscape set to happen over the next century, many people will have their food threatened and their lives changed.  The most important connection to life through the earth and their food sources, will be in jeopardy.  The nourishment that we each need on a daily basis will have to be found or grown under more precarious conditions.  Although our food is usualy grown far away and shipped to us, more and more we are needing to grow our own, well cared for, foods or protect our local community garden from the heat or pests.  There is alot of information on the internet about the specifics of water conservation techniques and learning how to overcome our worsening conditions through preparation. The site  http://www.irrigationtutorials.com is a free comprehensive site on irrigation design and construction techniques as well as improvement options for existing systems.


Another interesting tutorial is done by NowCastSA and is a video hosted on youtube.  This video is comprised of a how-to on the topic of creating your own irrigation using clay pots and 'ollas'.  It is a well put together, concise demonstration of the possibilities available to those working on protecting their basic needs as standards of living are altered in the new millennium. 

View that video here:   

This technique is reported to use 70% less water than normal while giving the same yield of produce.  That is amazing!