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Rainwater Harvesting 101

  • City Farmers Nursery 4832 Home Ave. San Diego, CA 92105 USA (map)

Did you know that a 1000 square foot roof can shed 600 gallons in 1” of rain?!  Don’t bother with those 55 gallon barrels.  After years of experience we see these going by the wayside over and over after just a year or two.  They are inefficient and ineffective.  You can use your $300 rebate from toward a 205 gallon tank or better yet a 420 gallon tank designed for rainwater harvesting, well outfitted to take in the full volume from your downspout, keep mosquitos and algae out, and get through longer dry periods. 

These tanks will still fill fast, so we are offering an opportunity for you to learn more about how to better design for a long term solution: storing rainwater in both tanks and the ground, and planting appropriately for better watering efficiency.  Brook Sarson, with H2OME has been teaching, designing and installing rainwater and greywater systems for 7 years in San Diego.  She will walk you through the details of planning, purchasing, installing, and using rainwater harvested in tanks as well as discuss low cost strategies for efficiency in using rainwater in your landscape without tanks. 

Learn more here. No need to RSVP.

Cost: Free


Later Event: January 31
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