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Site Assessment for Water Harvesting Landscapes

During this free workshop you will learn the process and practice of site assessment for water harvesting landscaping.

When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Schott Ctr., 310 W. Padre St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Workshops

Description:

Interested in exploring the potentials for water harvesting on your property or as an addition to your professional services or community programming? During this free workshop you will learn the process and practice of site assessment for water harvesting landscaping, including understanding existing infrastructure, simple surveying techniques, identifying sources of runoff and calculating runoff volumes, sizing and placement of water harvesting features, and basics of soils and plants. This workshop will begin with a brief overview discussion of water harvesting techniques including rain gardens and other water harvesting landscape features, rain tanks, and simple greywater to landscape systems and then move outdoors to go through the site assessment process for a portion of the campus landscape that is being turned into a water harvesting demonstration project. Attendance of the Introduction to Water Harvesting course, next offered on Tuesday 9/10/13, is recommended for additional technical background on water harvesting techniques.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so register early to ensure your spot.

Presented by Jeff Adams, Program Manager, Watershed Management Group’s Santa Barbara Water Harvesting Program. For more information contact Jeff at jeffrey@terrasophia.com or 415-306-6618.

Phone: 415-306-6618

Event posted Sept. 3, 2013
Last updated Sept. 3, 2013

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