A turnout of just over 30 folks filled the room and those present seemed very engaged and interested in the material presented. Omaru presented in Spanish, while Forest hopped in periodically to translate, giving our audience a chance to enjoy some more Mexican culture for Cinco de Mayo.
There was a good amount of interest in taking home the water filters and three went home with folks who planned on using them. The two remaining will be given to the Youth Initiative High School and a needy Amish family near Hillsborough.
Group discussion as well as individual conversations were of a high caliber. Forest is getting information on the best way to get more filters and we hope to have a follow-up event to expand these important conversations on water and how we manage it.
Here’s the link to the April 29th interview with Forest Jahnke and our guest speaker from Mexico, Omaru Heras-Ornelas.
Folks hard at work creating low-tech water filters that remove coliforms and other pathogens as well as chemicals from water, creating water that is safe for anyone to drink.
Omaru, Cele, and Forest put the final touches on a water filter.