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Reading the Rain: Designing Landscapes for Drought and Flood
February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free!
Winter rains have started to become more and more unpredictable, with some years in drought and some years in deluge. Plus, it’s critically important that we all do our part to protect our watershed after the fires by preventing stormwater runoff wherever we can.
So, how do we design our built environment to flourish in drought, flood, and fire? Join us to learn what you can do at home!
Daily Acts is teaming up with local rainwater catchment expert, Sebastian Bertsch of Permaculture Artisans, for ‘Reading the Rain – Designing Landscapes for Drought & Flood’, an interactive presentation and workshop. You will learn easy, DIY, cost effective solutions that can be used to recharge groundwater and prevent flooding and runoff such as rainwater cisterns, swales, and rain gardens.
This fun day will start with an interactive presentation, and then we will use our collective knowledge to observe the landscape, determine the path of rain and identify opportunities and strategies for capture along the way. This workshop will also include hands-on experience using homemade A-frames to measure contours that can then become in-ground storage called swales.
If you have ever wondered what the best forms of rain catchment are for your site, then this is the event for you! We will be hosting rain or shine, though preferably in the rain.