After debating about what I should write in this very first post, I have decided to explain my intent for this blog. It will be advice and information from what I read and my experience with the actual products and practices in the irrigation and water management industry.
To start with I thought I would tell you a little about me and why I feel I am qualified to blog on the subject of water. I’m not a scientist or a professional researcher , but I am passionate about water. In plain terms I am an irrigator – if there is such a thing. My passion for water comes from the horticultural industry. I am a trained horticulturist with a degree is in landscape horticulture. I graduated from the Ohio State University, Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster Ohio back in 1981. After graduating from OSU I started a landscape design build firm in Cincinnati , Ohio. Design build means we provided the landscape designsand we also provided the implementation and construction of the plans, we were a turnkey operation. One of the construction services we provided was landscape irrigation systems. I learned through the hands on methods with the assistance of my product distributor. I had theory training on irrigation while I was at Ohio State. I installed my first irrigation system in 1988 for a new home being built for a doctor and his wife who was a research scientist for the Proctor and Gamble Company.