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“Harvesting the Heavens” Talk in Volcano

August 23, 2013, 4:07 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:03 PM
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Learn to “Harvest the Heavens” at a free rainwater collection talk by Trish Macomber, author of “Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawaii.”

The program, part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s “After Dark in the Park” series starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium.

Trish Macomber wrote the book on rainwater catchment systems. UH Photo.

Trish Macomber wrote the book on rainwater catchment systems. UH Photo.

“Harvesting rainwater is a practice that has been going on for centuries all over the world for a variety of purposes, including domestic water supply,” Macomber said in a release.

“As global warming and growing populations increase demand on our limited fresh water supplies, more places are turning to the ancient practice of harvesting rain.”

Macomber, an education specialist in the University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture, will be discussing methods to insure safe, clean drinking water for the future.

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All those attending will get “all the free rainwater they can drink!” she said.

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