Get the Low Down on Pee and Poo: Composting Toilet Event, 8/7/14

Get the Low Down on Pee and Poo: Composting Toilet Event, 8/7/14
Composting toilets and urine reuse are drought-savvy practices that we don’t see many public examples of in the US. These systems can be sanitary and ecological, conserving drinkable water for uses other than flushing toilets. Get the low down on repurposing human waste at an evening presentation with Greywater Action, Thursday, August 7th. Learn about… 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 »

Spring-into-Summer: Drought Strategies from the Ecology Center’s Help Desk

Spring-into-Summer: Drought Strategies from the Ecology Center's Help Desk
We’re getting a little taste of summer this week, and the driest, hottest part of the year is yet to come. With our changing climate bringing more dry years than wet years to California, 2014 requires a new normal. Can a shared effort to cut water-use in an extreme drought year set us up to … Read more »

EcoHouse Drought Strategy Tour, 4/6/14

EcoHouse Drought Strategy Tour, 4/6/14
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 »

View from the Farmers’ Market: Farming Through the Drought

View from the Farmers' Market: Farming Through the Drought
This year, the hills by my house didn’t turn green until late February. Although big drops of hope fall outside my window as I write, it gives me a false sense that everything will be okay, that perhaps we are not facing the biggest drought in many people’s lifetimes. I say this because this system… Read more »