Posted on April 26, 2013 by jpoertner
Anyone who has been to Filadelfia in the Chaco knows how they work to have a thriving community in a very dry climate. Some of their rain harvesting techniques are amazing.
Here is a good article about using solar energy to pump water from deep under the ground for their cattle. Exporting of beef is very important to this community as is milk production.
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Posted on January 9, 2013 by jpoertner
Sunset Zoo Presents Lecture Series 2013
Join us inside the Zoo’s Nature Exploration Center for this free & educational lecture series!`
THE UNIQUE SUNSET ZOO- ASUNCIÓN ZOO PARTNERSHIP
Marina Petrovic, Paraguayan Partner & Friend
Sunday, January 20, 3:00 PM • Zoo’s Nature Exploration Center*
Join us to learn about Sunset Zoo’s 20-year-partnership with Sunset & Paraguay’s Asuncion Zoo from one of the original project partners beginning in 1992 and a friend of many Kansans through the Kansas Paraguay Partners of the Americas: Marina Petrovic. Marina, was the partner of Sunset Zoo and THE major liaison for the city of Asunción in the most active period of renovation and redevelopment of the zoo from 2008-2011. Marina also served as the Vice President of the Paraguay-Kansas Committee, was highly involved in the Botanical & Zoological Foundation of Asunción, President of the Asunción Rotary Club & is currently one of four Rotary District Governors in Argentina, Paraguay, She has an extremely extensive background in business matters and is President of the Fundación Ricardo Boettner.
Sunset Zoo is located at 2333 Oak St in Manhattan, KS. Check our website for more information or directions www.ci.manhattan.ks.us/SunsetZoo
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