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Re: [permaculture-61] advice on converting a midtown building

From: SirRoan Nerve T.
Sent on: Thursday, August 8, 2013 12:00 AM
Hey Jeannie, 

Sorry the late message everyone. Why not use a solar powered pump. Wired to a charge controller and a small battery bank, submerged in the water containment system? Depending on whether water is managed outdoors or precautions will be set for frosts affecting the water delivery components.

Best Regards,
SirRoan

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On Aug 7, 2013, at 8:38 PM, Jeannine sirey <[address removed]> wrote:

> alley-courtyard into a "rain garden"
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> <div><div style=3D"font-family­: Calibri,=
> sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">Hello, im a school teacher with a greenhouse =
> that I would like to irrigate with rainwater that is pumped into greenhouse=
> by a renewable energy. I would love to use a mini windmill but not sure ho=
> w much power I could generate with it. Any ideas? Or a point in the right d=
> irection? Ideally, I&nbsp; would like to build it with the students Thank y=
> ou <br>Jeannine<­br><br>Sent­ from my Windows Phone<br></­div></div><­hr><span =
> style=3D"font-family­: Tahoma,sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold=
> ;">From: </span><spa­n style=3D"font-family­: Tahoma,sans-serif; font-size: 1=
> 0pt;">SirRoan Nerve Thompson</span>­<br><span style=3D"font-family­: Tahoma,s=
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> "font-family: Tahoma,sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">8/7/2013 8:05 PM</span><=­
> br><span style=3D"font-family­: Tahoma,sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; font-wei=
> ght: bold;">To: </span><spa­n style=3D"font-family­: Tahoma,sans-serif; font-=
> size: 10pt;">[address removed]</span>­<br><span style=3D"font-famil=­
> y: Tahoma,sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; font-weight: bold;">Subject: </span>=
> <span style=3D"font-family­: Tahoma,sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Re: [perma=
> culture-61] advice on converting a midtown building alley-courtyard into a =
> "rain garden"</span>­<br><br>­<div style=3D"color:#333;­font-fam=
> ily:Verdana,Arial,sa­ns-serif;font-size:12px;­"><font face=3D"verdana,aria­l,s=
> ans-serif"><di­v>Hi Frances,</div>­<div><br>­</div><div>­If I I understand the =
> scenario clearly there's opportunity to address all of the considerations y=
> ou mentioned.&nbsp;­</div><div>­<br></div>­<div>(1) The rain garden/ Evapo-tra=
> nsportation (ET) bed can be maintained (2) under layers of substrate. It is=
> similar to the leach field and botanical cell concept we execute in Earths=
> hips. As with any rain garden it all depends on the availability to dig a n=
> ice depth in the alley. (3) We could also add raised beds on top of the who=
> le system maximize the production in the space.&nbsp;<­/div><div><­br></div><­=
> div>I hope this helps a little. I'm open to discussing this topic in depth =
> and walking through for more insights.</div>­<div><br>­</div><div>­With Warm R=
> egards,</div><­div>SirRoan Smiley</div><­div><br><­br>Sent from my iPhone</div=
>> <div><br>­On Aug 7, 2013, at 2:33 PM, Frances Anderson &lt;<a href=3D"mailt=
> o:[address removed]">[addres­s removed]</a>&gt;­ wrote:<br><­br></div><­b=
> lockquote type=3D"cite"><­div><div style=3D"color:#333;­font-family:Verdana,­A=
> rial,sans-serif;font­-size:12px;"><­font face=3D"verdana,aria­l,sans-serif"><­d=
> iv dir=3D"ltr">Hi Permies -&nbsp;<div>­<br></div>­<div style=3D"">Anyone­ have=
> any advice for my Coop Board which is hoping to convert the alley-courtyar=
> d between and behind our building into a rain garden? &nbsp;The building is=
> located in mid-town Manhattan.</div>­
> <div style=3D""><br­></div><­div style=3D""><sp­an style=3D"font-family­:arial,=
> sans-serif;font-size­:13px">We would love for there to be actual soil/grass =
> underfoot, but we are also open to options like water-permeable cement with=
> some planting boxes on top. &nbsp;Apparently­ there is a city subsidy if yo=
> u put in a "rain garden" with fancy drainage stuff capable of handling an i=
> nch of rain. &nbsp;Really all we care about is that it can absorb some rain=
> so we don't contribute as much to the storm runoff and that there is a nic=
> e garden-like space where people can sit and read a book in quiet or maybe =
> even have a little hibachi grill.</span><­br>
> </div><div style=3D""><sp­an style=3D"font-family­:arial,sans-serif;fo­nt-size=
> :13px"><br>­</span></di­v><div style=3D""><sp­an style=3D"font-family­:arial,sa=
> ns-serif;font-size:1­3px">If this is something you've designed before and yo=
> u'd like to make a bid/proposal, let me know and I'll put you in touch with=
> the person who is heading this up on the board.</span><­/div>
> <div style=3D""><sp­an style=3D"font-family­:arial,sans-serif;fo­nt-size:13px"=
>> <br></span>­</div><div style=3D""><sp­an style=3D"font-family­:arial,sans-ser=
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