December 10, 2018 12:00 am
Did you know that a 1,000 square foot roof can catch over 600 gallons of water from only 1″ of rainfall? If you are rebuilding this is a great time to learn how to incorporate rainwater catchment into your site and take advantage of this free resource from the sky!
The City of Santa Rosa and Sonoma-Marin Saving Water have a partnership to present ‘Retaining the Rain in Your Rebuild’, a way to connect you with resources, products, and designers who can help you incorporate these systems into your site. This event is geared towards homeowners who are rebuilding and will provide more details on the optional features outlined in the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership’s scalable, easy-to-permit landscape templates.
The evening will start off with a short presentation on above ground rainwater harvesting techniques such as barrels and tanks and will dive into how to calculate your storage potential and what to do with system overflow. This will be followed by an interactive panel discussion with local experts in the field that will be moderated by Brock Dolman the Co-Director of the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center’s WATER Institute.
Tom LeBlanc from Community Soil
Damien McAnany from Equinox Landscapes
Patty Hamilton from Harmony Farms Supply
Erik Ohlsen from Permaculture Artisans
After a brief Q & A with the panelists, the event will conclude with a mini-expo featuring resource tables and additional designers who are able to provide follow-up support.
We hope to see you at this informative event and to support you to capture the rain in your rebuild!
This is a follow-up event to the Pathways to Rebuilding Landscapes Workshop being hosted by Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership at the Santa Rosa Utility Field Office on September 29th from 8:00 am -12:30 pm.
When: Thursday, October 4th, 2018 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Where: Utility Field Office, 35 Stony Point Rd., Santa Rosa, 95401