Community Event

Drip Irrigation

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In times of drought it is more important than ever to use water wisely and get it exactly where it needs to go. A drip irrigation system delivers more water to the roots of plants and wastes less through evaporation. In this class we will cover options, parts and installation of a drip irrigation system. Starting with how to assess your water flow we’ll learn about timers, gallons per hour, how to deal with plants that have different water needs, how to create zones and how all those bits and pieces fit together. Learn how to set up an initial system that can change as your garden changes and how to maintain an existing system. As a bonus we’ll learn the benefits of using mulch–both to cover all those black plastic drip lines and to keep the water in the soil where it belongs. We’ll be working hands on to set up a simple drip system on site using traditional drip irrigation components as well as a few household items that can be used for some cool DIY hacks.

Start:
Sunday, April 27, 2014 1:00 pm
End:
Sunday, April 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue:
The Institute of Urban Homesteading
Address:
North Oakland, CA
Cost:
$35-$65
Event Phone:
(510) 927-3252
Event e-mail:
iuh@sparkybeegirl.com
Event URL:
www.iuhoakland.com/gardening.html
Wheelchair Accessibility:
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.
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