Does El Niño Mean the Drought Will End? Time to Keep Saving Water with our Laundry to Landscape Greywater Class, 10/31/15

Does El Niño Mean the Drought Will End? Time to Keep Saving Water with our Laundry to Landscape Greywater Class, 10/31/15
What does an El Niño season mean for the drought? Forecasts predict a wet, and warm winter. Big storms will help replenish reservoirs and ground water, but without cold enough temperatures to rebuild snowpack, California’s drought won’t be resolved with one wet winter. Even so, the drought has had an amazing impact on urban residents’… Read more »

New Video: DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System

New Video: DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System
Have you wondered what it takes to do a very basic greywater system? We have a new, short video that shows an installation of the simplest kind of system, Laundry-to-Landscape. These systems take waste water from the laundry machine and reuse it in your yard, keeping gardens green during the drought and reducing fresh water… Read more »

Greywater is smart drought-strategy – but not all California cities are on board

Greywater is smart drought-strategy - but not all California cities are on board
Greywater, or reusing water from inside the home as irrigation in the yard, is a way to reduce water use during the drought and beyond. We like these systems because of their simplicity and cost-effectiveness, and they don’t rely on rainfall to maintain a beneficial landscape that can include fruit trees, pollinator plants, and more.… Read more »

Food Stamps, Farmers, and the Drought?

Food Stamps, Farmers, and the Drought?
Dear Friends of the Ecology Center- This year, the Ecology Center celebrates its 45th year! In my fifteen years of serving as the Executive Director, there has never been a more exciting time in the organization’s development. Now, more than ever, the Ecology Center is seen as a leader in the field of sustainability. Our… Read more »

Greywater DIY Workshop: Laundry-to-Landscape, 5/16/15 – Now Full!

Greywater DIY Workshop: Laundry-to-Landscape, 5/16/15 - Now Full!
There’s just a few spots left in this upcoming Greywater Laundry-to-Landscape workshop! If you are interested, now is the time to get your ticket. Learn how to install a greywater system to water your plants with your recycled laundry water at this hands-on, DIY workshop on Saturday, May 16th. Don’t let your laundry water go… Read more »