The Marin Municipal Water District invites our customers to join us this winter and spring for a FREE series of sustainable landscape workshops, co-sponsored by The Urban Farmer Store of Mill Valley. The series, which kicks off December 10, will cover a number of techniques for using water wisely in your garden, from rainwater harvesting to graywater reuse to managing your irrigation system and more.
The workshops will be Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – noon, at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Sign up for any one or all of the workshops. Space is limited, so don’t wait. To register, contact MMWD at (415) 945-1521.
December 10: Rainwater Harvesting Basics
An introduction to rain harvesting that includes a presentation and hands-on exploration of the “nuts and bolts” in a basic residential system.
January 14: Laundry to Landscape
In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to use water from your clothes washer for landscape irrigation. These simple graywater systems can be installed in your home without a building permit.
March 10: From the Ground Up
Healthy soil is the foundation of a healthy garden. Understanding your soil will help you grow a blossoming and productive garden. Backyard composting, sheet mulching and other soil building techniques will be covered in this workshop.
April 14: Irrigation Essentials
Take a look at how to efficiently program your irrigation timer based on Marin microclimates and seasonal weather changes. Learn how to update and upgrade your irrigation system so you get the most from every drop.
Additional Rainwater Harvesting Workshops
MMWD and The Urban Farmer Store also are co-sponsoring a full-day, Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting workshop on Saturday, February 18, 2012 as well as rainwater harvesting professional certification courses February 20-21 and 22-23. These courses are presented by the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA). For more information and to register, visit arcsa.org.