Ecology Center Event

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Waterworks Tour

Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

Join us at the Ecology Center’s demonstration home and garden for an in-depth look at innovative water capture and recycling solutions. Learn ways to turn your home and yard into a water-saving site with greywater systems, rainwater catchment, earthworks, and water-wise landscaping.

A key strategy for climate change resilience is the practice of reusing wastewater from our showers and laundry, as well as slowing, spreading and sinking stormwater. These technologies and practices can help protect your property, increase its value, provide a free source of water for irrigation, conserve drinking water, beautify your landscape, and promote groundwater recharge.

This tour is a chance to view these systems up close, and learn about the principles and process with an expert. Return home with knowledge and ideas for your own site!

About the Instructor: greywater expert Christina Bertea of Greywater Action served a 4-year apprenticeship in Local 159, Plumbers and Steamfitters and was the first woman admitted in the program. She designed and built a passive solar urban infill rammed earth cottage with radiant heat, taught plumbing at AND’s construction education center in West Oakland, which had classes work on Habitat for Humanity houses in East Oakland. She became a contractor in 1996 and has plumbed quite a few “alternative” houses, including straw bale and rammed earth. She is also interested in the spiritual aspects of water, and creates fountains and water features.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. $5 for members,  $10 for non-members, no one turned away for lack of funds (email for more information).

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