Water Harvesting in Depth

$197.00

Join Permaculture Designers Don Titmus & Greg Peterson for an eye-opening course delving into the benefits and various methods of water harvesting as a way to improve your yard and community. Together they will bring decades of experience in reading landscapes and implementing rainwater, greywater and many other water harvesting systems.

Given our interesting times we have pivoted to doing this as an online course. Rather than delivering all this information in an overwhelming full day online, we are breaking it up over SIX classes.

Scroll down for class descriptions.

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Aug 5, 2020 UPDATE:  Registration is open for recorded versions.

Permaculture and Water Harvesting go hand in hand. Our job as observers is to watch the water flow both on our properties and in our neighborhood, and discover the best ways to capture and sink it into our landscape. Our challenge for you is to do a survey of your space (we will teach you how) and see how many sources of water you really have…you might be surprised at all the different opportunities.

Join Permaculture Designers Don Titmus & Greg Peterson for an eye-opening course delving into the benefits and various methods of water harvesting as a way to improve your yard and community. Together they will bring decades of experience in reading landscapes and implementing rainwater, greywater and many other water harvesting systems.

Given our interesting times we have pivoted to doing this as an online course. Rather than delivering all this information in an overwhelming full day online, we are breaking it up over SIX classes.

  • Teachers: Don Titmus & Greg Peterson
  • Prerequisite: Perm 100 (included in Student Portal). 
  • Access: All classes will be given as recorded versions uploaded to the Student Portal.

Scroll down for module descriptions.

 

Module 1 – Introduction to Water Harvesting.

Available now in Student Portal.

Living in the Sonoran Desert has unique water challenges. Greg will share with you some tried and true ways to harvest and collect rain and other waters from around your home for your garden needs. Not only will you learn how to catch the water, you will learn ways to store it effectively. Bring a notebook and your sense of adventure. You’ll learn:

  • The true meaning of water harvesting
  • Water Harvesting ROI – Return on Investment
  • The 5 Components of a complete water harvesting system

 

Module 2 – Water Harvesting Tour of Bee Oasis.

Available now in Student Portal.

The Bee Oasis is set up with many different plants to support the bee’s needs, none of which is practical without harvesting the rain! “Water is Life”! Many of the examples of Harvesting Rain Water are featured at the Bee Oasis, so, join us for an “Eyes”-on look at the rain water harvesting.

In this tour, we will cover many items in depth that are key to the collection of natural rainwater in the front and back yards at The Bee Oasis including:

  • Roof Runoff and Guttering,
  • Basic structure of harvesting from an urban building,
  • Storing rainwater in the earth with micro basins, and
  • Implementation of 55 gallon storage drums for water storage.
  • Collecting and storing rainwater in tanks
  • Basic structure of cisterns, and proper site placement
  • Hybrid French drain water relocation system that runs water up hill
  • More micro basin strategies.

 

Module 3 – Water Harvesting for Urban Areas.

Available now in Student Portal.

Harvesting rain from your house is a great first step, especially when you have dry spells where you live. Harvesting all the rain that falls onto your property is your ultimate goal. Join us for the what, when, where, why and how of Rain Water Harvesting.

  • Learn more water harvesting concepts and terms
  • See example of multiple harvesting methods in actual use
  • See variety of storage applications
  • Evaluate rain water harvesting strategies

 

Module 4 – Permaculture Hacks at Bee Oasis.

Available now in Student Portal.

Getting the most out of the water you harvest can be easy when applying permaculture concepts in your space. See how thinking beyond the box and being creative can inspire you for your space. We will discuss several hacks with permaculture concepts like Re-inventing, Re-purposing, Keeping it Low-Tech, and Mimicking Nature:

  • Wicking Bed concepts for planters
  • Chlorine filters in an irrigation system
  • Making a Bee Block
  • Creating an outdoor shower
  • The Bucket Brigade and a Mosquito Trap
  • Composting Toilet
  • Glamping Shed and a home made Murphy bed
  • Chicken Tractor and cycling a garden

 

 

Module 5 – Water Harvesting Tour of The Urban Farm

Available now in Student Portal.

Join us for a video tour of the Urban Farm’s water harvesting components.  Included in the tour:

  • Grey water applications both indoor and outdoor;
  • The epic tale of two rainwater harvesting systems, the expensive and the effective;
  • The benefits of an outdoor shower;
  • Plus learn the best place to store your collected water!

Q&A available after video presentation

 

Module 6 – Basics of Earthworks

Available now in Student Portal.

With any Rain Water Harvesting strategy Earthworks are an important aspect of a harvesting and storage rainwater system. See examples from the micro to the macro so your design will fit your circumstances.

  • Broad-scale/acreage methods
  • Applying the micro to the macro methods
  • Machinery
  • Evaluate several examples

90 minute class includes Q&A

Module 7 – Q&A and Coaching Session

This was a review of projects and classwork to a have further feedback in a virtual mini coaching session.  We went more in-depth on Q&A in this class. These Modules will be scheduled based on need.

 

 

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