Make your own free website on Tripod.com

RAIN////R.A. Initiatives

Home
RAIN////Man
Background
Hydraulic Ram
Hydroponics
Contact
Links
Photos
News
Welcome to the website of RAIN////R.A. Initiatives, my appropriate technology outfit !  On this site I'll introduce you to the technology of Hydraulic Ram Pumps for lifting water as well as Simplified, Non-circulating Hydroponics -- a system of soil-less farming without the use of pumps and other high-tech equipment. 

The Hydraulic Ram Technology Transfer Training conducted by RAIN held on March 18-20 and April 5-6, 2006 was made possible through El Nido Foundation, Inc. and the Municipal Agriculturist Office of El Nido, Palawan. 

HYDRAULIC RAM, EL NIDO, PALAWAN, APRIL 2006
ramtrainingelnido.jpg
ME (5TH FROM LEFT) WITH El NIDO FARMERS AFTER INSTALLING A 2-INCH RAM FOR IRRIGATION.

A Hydraulic Ram is a device that can pump water to a location higher than the source of water and the Ram using only the momentum of water passing through the pump itself (it has no engine or motor). Almost like a perpetual-motion machine powered by moving water, it can operate 24 hours a day with no fuel  costs, and has only two moving parts. (More...)
________________________________________________________________________________________
 
Most hydroponics farms in the Philippines use high-tech systems developed abroad, making it expensive and unaffordable for ordinary vegetable growers. Simplified, non-circulating hydroponics, however, is based on readily available materials that can be found in a regular household. The system uses passive aeration, which does not require electricity because the nutrient solution is not circulated. (More...)

SIMPLIFIED, NON-CIRCULATING HYDROPONICS
floatingraftlettuce.jpg
LETTUCE GROWN ON FLOATING RAFT USING SIMPLIFIED, NON-CIRCULATING HYDROPONICS, BESIDE CUCUMBERS.

Hydraulic Ram Pump Water-Lifting Technology * Simplified, Non-circulating Hydroponics