Youth Interns Broaden Their Horizons through EcoHouse Tour

Youth Interns Broaden Their Horizons through EcoHouse Tour
On a recent Friday, I along with the rest of Ecology Center youth interns took a field trip to the EcoHouse located in North Berkeley. The tour was filled with insights on how to grow a successful garden, ways utilize water resourcefully, and tips for applying these skills to everyday life. The tour started with… Read more »

Greywater Action Presents: Drought Proof Your Landscape with Greywater, 6/12/14

Greywater Action Presents: Drought Proof Your Landscape with Greywater, 6/12/14
Interested in Reusing Greywater? Come to an evening presentation on Thursday, June 12th at the Ecology Center. Greywater is water from sinks, showers, and washing machines. Instead of sending it down the sewer it can be safely and simply redirected into the landscape for irrigation. Reusing household greywater saves water, saves time, and reduces water… Read more »

Drought-Proof Your Landscape with Greywater, 3/6/14

Drought-Proof Your Landscape with Greywater, 3/6/14
Join us for an evening presentation by greywater experts from Greywater Action. Find out if a greywater system is a good match for your home and landscape. Come to learn about common types of systems, advantages and limitations of different systems, plant friendly soaps and products, calculating water savings, costs, and codes and regulations. What… Read more »

Shift in Perspective: It’s a Drought 37% of the Time

Shift in Perspective: It's a Drought 37% of the Time
The news media, the governor, water agencies, farmers, urban residents, and even President Obama have all responded to the extreme drought. While this response is warranted based on available water resources, a recent blog post by Wholly H2O’s Elizabeth Dougherty points out that treating the drought like an exceptional weather event is inaccurate. Looking back… Read more »

EcoHouse Tour This Sunday, 6/30/13: Create Water-Saving Features in Your Yard

EcoHouse Tour This Sunday, 6/30/13: Create Water-Saving Features in Your Yard
Concerned about drought? Summer is a great time for setting your yard up to be a water-saving site with greywater systems, rainwater catchment, earthworks, and appropriate landscaping choices. At this Sunday’s tour, you’ll learn about greywater design and take a tour of the EcoHouse systems–the first permitted residential constructed wetland/greywater system in California and the… Read more »