Water Conservation

Are there going to be any classes on this topic? Given California's current situation I am really surprised there aren't more posts.

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  • If you're really into water harvesting (warning - it's addictive!!) - we have several events coming up.

    The first is a potluck at a N. Phoenix residence with extensive rainwater and greywater harvesting features TOMORROW - Sunday 3/22 - The international Day of Water.

    On 3/28 we'll begin the installation of a water harvesting veggie garden and orchard at the Peoria City Hall (how awesome is that??) 

    On 4/1 Ryan Wood will be doing a talk and tour at the main Glendale Library were WMG "turned the mound upside down" last year.

    On 4/4 we'll be finishing the water harvesting earthworks in my front yard in Central Phoenix. 

    Please note that you must sign up for these FREE events to receive the location and so that the organizers will know how many people to expect for food, tools, etc.

    See all these events in greater detail here:  http://watershedmg.org/calendar-phoenix

    • Thanks for those links, Jennifer.  For some reason, I can't see any activity on the calendar.

    • And here's some more coming up this month!

      Quench Your Thirst for Knowledge with Hydrate Tempe

      Time/Date: January 19 – February 23, Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Location: 24 Carrots Natural Café and Urban Juicery, 1701 E Guadalupe Rd, Tempe 

      Learn how to create a sustainable backyard oasis at WMG’s six-part Hydrate Tempe project series. Each presentation includes a mini-project to create an action plan for your home. Hydrate with fresh smoothies and juices, and soak in knowledge about greywater, composting, and building a rain garden. Join us for your favorite topics or attend the full series to build a comprehensive site plan.

      $20 registration fee per household includes project folder and activities, a rain gauge at the first session you attend, and a fresh fruit smoothie from 24 Carrots. Sign up for the first session on January 19 to be entered in a raffle to win a free 55-gallon rain barrel! Learn more and sign up online at watershedmg.org/hydrate

      Series Schedule

      • January 19 – Hydrate Your Home & Community
        Convert our yearly 8" of rainfall into thousands of gallons of rain for your plants. 
      • January 26 – Hydrate Your Plants
        Create a beautiful landscape with native plants and trees
      • February 2 – Hydrate Your Yard
        Harvest the rain with only a shovel
      • February 9 – Hydrate Your Food
        Use rain tanks to support your vegetable garden
      • February 16 – Hydrate Your Soils
        Turn waste into resources and build healthy soils
      • February 23 – Hydrate With Greywater
        Harvest greywater to complete your backyard oasis

  • Matt beat me to it!

    If you sign up for Watershed Management Group's Phoenix Action Bulletin you will get a weekly email on upcoming opportunities. The Co-op is where you can get some hands-on skills. It is free to join the Co-op and free to attend workshops. Here is the link to signup:


  • Arizona's situation !  :) 

  • Watershed management group does workshops almost every weekend. Check them out at watershedmg.org
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