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Rainwater Harvesting 101

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Rainwater Harvesting is especially beneficial in low rain years. Downspouts can be redirected into our landscapes, via swales (channels) and mulch basins, to slow, spread, and sink the water. Basins, depressions in the soil that are filled or partially filled with mulch, create a focal point for water to percolate into the soil. Rainwater harvesting can be done on any landscape-on residential, business, and community property. Plants near on in rain gardens could receive double or triple the water they would have gotten without rainwater harvesting.

Rainwater harvesting, building a healthy soil sponge and carbon sequestration are all strategies that work together and are part of the Sweetwater model. These practices help to build resilience to fires and other climate disruptions in our local community. Rainwater harvesting earthworks can also reduce flooding.

Register online here or just show up at the beginning of the class. When you register online for a Sweetwater event, we automatically add your email address to receive our occasional e-bulletin of upcoming hands-on workshops and other events.

This class is sponsored in part by the City of Santa Barbara Water Conservation Program.

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