Harvest the Rain – from Landscapes to Cisterns
Collect rainwater to use in your home and garden while saving money and preventing storm water pollution.
Oct 13, 2012
from 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm
|Where||Bradner Gardens Park; 1730 Bradner Place S., Seattle, WA 98144|
|Contact Name||Education Team|
|Contact Phone||(206) 633-0451 ext. 117|
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THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED.
Have you noticed that the rainy Northwest can have periods of drought? In this comprehensive class we will look at the many ways that rain may be stored for use in your vegetable or ornamental home garden. You will learn about various techniques including mulch, swales, rain gardens and barrels, green roofs and cisterns. If you are looking to capture and store thousands of gallons of water, a larger system may be for you. Our experts will reveal the basics and benefits of cisterns and how a cistern system works. Class participants will receive resource information to help them customize their rainwater management at home. This class will consist of an indoor lecture and an outdoor tour. Please dress for the weather.
About the Instructor
Nikola Davidson is the Educational Director of EarthSystemsNW, a local company specializing in cistern installation for residential homeowners which she co-founded in 2009. Nikola has a long history of involvement in the Northwest sustainability movement. Prior to her work with rainwater harvesting, Nikola was active in the local biodiesel industry. She co-founded the Madrona Biofuels Co-op and was Director of Northwest Biofuels Association. Nikola has been presenting on sustainability and environmental issues for over 15 years.
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