The current drought is caused by warmer temperatures due to climate change, but in 2015 so far, California has had average precipitation. The warming weather means more of it falls as rain, leading to diminishing snow pack to carry us through our dry summers. These type of conditions make capturing and making the most of… Read more »
California’s severe drought reminds us it’s time to get serious about water conservation. Get the information and inspiration you need at our tour of the EcoHouse, Sunday, April 6th, from 10 – 1 PM.
Join us for an in-depth slide show and presentation on water ecology and innovative water recycling solutions. Learn ways to turn… Read more »
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 »
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 »
What does your rain garden look like? The fourth event in our “Reclaim, Rebuild, Reskill” series will provide tools and inspiration for integrating water into the landscape. This workshop and skillshare will begin with a slideshow on raingardens and innovative ways to capture and use water, will include a tour of the EcoHouse water features,… Read more »