New Meetup: Rainwater Harvesting Workshop and St Claude Gallery Openings

From: Joseph Meissner
Sent on: Sunday, October 3, 2010 6:28 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for New Orleans Area Permaculturalists!

What: Rainwater Harvesting Workshop and St Claude Gallery Openings

When: Saturday, October 9, 2010 3:00 PM

Where: Powerful Fitness Gym
4210 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Many have expressed interest in doing a rainwater harvesting workshop through this meetup group. I can host it at our garden, adjacent to my martial arts gym at 4210 St Claude, corner of France St.

This Saturday from 3-5pm we'll build rain barrels, and participants can take one or more home if they want (see below, material costs). Starting at 6pm, the galleries along St Claude Ave (many within 2 blocks of the garden) hold their coordinated monthly openings, so if you're interested, after the workshop you can check out New Orleans' newest cutting-edge art scene!

My wife Helen and I have a rainwater harvesting system that has worked well for over a year, and we can demonstrate how we rigged the barrels and configured them. We have some neighbors who have systems of their own, who might share their knowledge with us as well.

I have all the tools necessary (hole saws, drills, files, etc.) I have 6 big barrels ready to be fitted out. I'll have to pick up the bathtub drain kits and valves for the plumbing of the barrels, which will probably run about $20 each. Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in a barrel, so I know if I need to rustle up some more.

The participants in the workshop who wanted barrels to take home would pay for their share of the materials. I'm guessing it will amount to around $30 per barrel.

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