Carpinteria Valley Water District Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Garden- Earthworks Workshop Saturday September 10

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Sweetwater Collaborative will lead the effort to put in a rainwater harvesting demonstration garden at the Carpinteria Valley Water District this fall. We will start with a community hands-on workshop creating the earthworks for this project, on Saturday, September 10, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM.

Come be a part of something bigger, shape the earth to harvest water to build rich soil and nourish a water wise garden, at the Carpinteria Valley Water District offices.   Water that falls on the roofs near the front of the offices, on Santa Ynez Ave, will be directed from downspouts into channels and basins that will form the foundation of a beautiful rain garden.

This workshop is free to participants; we ask that you sign up online so we have a good head count. Snacks, a light lunch, drinks, and many tools will be provided. Please bring your pointed shovels, picks and trowels to help with the effort.  This will be a social work party that you'll walk away from with ideas and some real skills to implement in your own landscape.

This will be a learning through doing workshop, with additional educational points reviewed during the break and lunch. If you want to learn more about rainwater harvesting within the soil/earthworks before the workshop, here are some helpful links:

http://sweetwatercollaborative.org/basic-page/what-rainwater-harvesting 

http://www.harvestingrainwater.com/rainwater-harvesting-inforesources/water-harvesting-principles/ and

http://www.harvestingrainwater.com/rainwater-harvesting-inforesources/water-harvesting-handouts/

 

Join us on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Carpinteria Valley Water District at 1301 Santa Ynez Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013.

 

When
September 10th, 2016 10:00 AM through  3:00 PM
Location
1301 Santa Ynez Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
United States