Ecovillage Plans Water Security with Rainwater, Swales, & Greywater

Creating reliable water sources is the first step in restoring soil fertility and, thus, in growing food. Creating inexpensive water sources is particularly important in our dry summer months and can be done with a combo of rainwater storage, greywater recyling, & swales

Almost every household has at least one steady source of easily accessed greywater; it comes from your washing machine. That nutrient-laden water is not only easily recycled, it is also the perfect companion to trees, particularly if those trees produce food for you or your animals.

Add Permaculture swales backed up with rainwater harvesting and storage and you have certain sources of inexpensive irrigation, Then plan your food production.

At our Saturday water progran, we will cover the basics of swales, backing up those swales with rainwater storage, and accessing at least one form of greywater recycling--easy solutions from Permaculture.

Besides It Is a Good Winter Project to “Plant” Sustainable Water Now for a Droughtproof Summer

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