Dec
09
Talk & Tour: Reading the Rain - How to Design a Stormwater Friendly Landscape
Time: 12/9/2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Venue: 426 8th Street, Petaluma, California, 94952



Winter has arrived bringing cooler temperatures and plentiful rain. How do we take advantage of this free resource from the sky? With toxic ash from recent fires still present, there has never been a better time to prevent stormwater runoff by harvesting the rain!

Join Daily Acts and local rainwater catchment expert, Sebastian Bertsch of Permaculture Artisans for 'Reading the Rain - How to Design a Stormwater Friendly Landscape', an interactive presentation and tour. We will learn all about easy DIY solutions for in-ground and above ground storage such as barrels, swales and rain gardens that can be used to slow, spread and sink rainwater, recharging the groundwater and preventing runoff. 

Following the presentation, Sebastian will lead us on a neighborhood tour highlighting examples of different rainwater harvesting techniques being practiced. We will then use our collective knowledge to observe the landscape, determine the path of the rain and identify opportunities and strategies for capture along the way. This tour will also include hands-on experience using homemade A-frames to measure contours that can then become in ground storage via swales.

If you have ever wondered what the best forms of rain catchment are for your site, then this is the event for you. We will be hosting rain or shine, though preferably in the rain and we hope to see you there! 


When:  Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Where:  Cavanagh Community Center, 426 8th Street, Petaluma, CA. 94952
Cost:      Free, thanks to the City of Petaluma

Please note that we have a new registration platform and if you have not done so already, you will be prompted to create a Daily Act's username and password. We are here to help you by email or by phone (707) 789-9664.