Learning how to use rainfall and storm water run-off is one of the keys to developing a sustainable and lush landscape. Rainwater harvesting helps us to reduce erosion and have a multi use landscape without having to import water from outside our bioregion or over pump the groundwater table. In this hands on workshop Sonoran Permaculture will teach you how to install two types of water cisterns, learn how to read the water situation on a site, and do basic calculations on the rain water available. The class will talk about how to install basic earthworks to hold water on site, mapping out contour lines, plant selection, and mulching. This workshop is more than learning about techniques; it will show you how water harvesting can be integrated into your own lifestyle and into a simple landscape design for your home – based on wholistic Permaculture design principles.
Location: The Sonoran Permaculture Guild’s office/classroom site just north of downtown Tucson. This class is limited to 12 participants. Time: April 29th, 9:00AM to 4:00PM Cost: $69 includes all class materials and handouts. Taught by Dan Dorsey (520) 624-8030 firstname.lastname@example.org – contact Dan for registration or more information