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San Diego Sustainable Development Meetup Group Message Board › Upcoming Water Harvesting Events

Upcoming Water Harvesting Events

San Diego, CA
Post #: 19
Upcoming events:
Water Harvesting Tour
Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Come see water harvesting in action! Guided by Water Harvesting Professional and Permaculturist, Brook Sarson, you'll see how a passive water harvesting techniques, combined with a 1320 gallon rainwater tank, as well as laundry and bath greywater work together to grow a garden of edibles using only 1/4 of the water that most San Diegans use each day.

As you tour this urban farm setting, you'll see natural building techniques including a cob chicken coop, decorative benches as well as an earth pizza oven. Brook will be on-hand to talk to you about solutions for your space and how you can make a difference by conserving and protecting our most vital resource.

There will be a tour starting at 2:00, with light refreshments and materials to peruse relating to water in our community. You will learn about simple greywater systems, do-it-yourself options, rainwater-harvesting systems, resources, or you can schedule an appointment with Brook to assess greywater and rainwater opportunities at your site.

Suggested donation of $5 will go toward supporting water activism in San Diego. Please RSVP to Brook at or call 619.964.4838 and I will give you the address.
Brook Sarson

Make Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop

Saturday, December 4, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
at Seeds Farm, City College

Come and make your own rain barrel to take home! Brook Sarson, of H2OME 
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There will be a water harvesting presentation covering topics such as filtration, mosquitoes, how to figure out your water resources, uses for your rainwater, as well as other rainwater harvesting techniques.
You will be provided clean, recycled 55 gallon drums along with a kit of parts to tap it for a hose fitting on the bottom and an overflow on the top. You will be able to drill your holes and assemble your barrel onsite.
After the class, you can purchase additional barrels and kits. There will also be a limited number of 205 gallon Bushman Rainwater Harvesting tanks for sale.
The cost of the class is $65, with $5 going to the farm at City College. If you would like to participate in the workshop but do not want to take home your own barrel, the cost is $25. Additional Barrels are $40. Cash or check are accepted.

This will be a great opportunity to connect with community members and learn more about using our water resources.

RSVP to Brook Sarson at by Tuesday, November 30 to ensure there will be a barrel available for you.
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