Rainwater Harvesting

Hopefully our 2012/2013 rainy season will be wetter than the drought conditions of the past years. But no matter what the weather holds, we can prepare for the coming dry season by collecting and storing rainwater. This class explores methods of rainwater harvesting and storage from roof materials, to tanks and their costs, to landworks, and finally to using pure, sweet rainwater in your garden. We’ll discuss mosquitoes, permitting and calculating the amounts of rainwater against the cost of storage. We’ll show how rainwater harvesting not only saves water, but energy and infrastructure as well, and how it can be a part of every garden.

Taught by Sherri Osaka, who is a licensed Landscape Architect, Bay-Friendly Qualified Designer, and the coordinator for the Gardening with Natives subgroup of the local chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Sherri started her landscape architecture company, Sustainable Landscape Design in 1997.

A project of Common Ground, sponsored by Ecology Action of the San Francisco Bay Area’s mid peninsula. For 40 years this 501(c)(3) non project has offered hands a number of activities to meet their goal of “Creating Abundance in Community.”  These include classes and events in organic gardening and sustainable lifestyles, as well as items like seeds and plant starts, organic composts, fertilizers, mulches, tools, natural disease and pests control products and much more.

For more information and to register, see the Common Ground Classes and Events website page. Note: Early registration is recommended as classes sell out.

Fee: $31.