In this seminar you’ll learn everything you need to know about installing your own Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) greywater system at home, something that any reasonably handy person can accomplish.
The seminar covers every detail you’ll need to know, and includes a mock installation where you identify and put together the necessary parts, followed by a visit to to an existing L2L system nearby.
If this is your first encounter with greywater, we suggest you attend the previous seminar about the basics, on Sunday, October 4th (2-3 pm).
Greywater is lightly used water from your shower, washbasin, tub or washing machine. If you would like to see your fruit trees, shade trees and bushes thrive, while you reduce your potable water use by up to half, come to this free one-hour free seminar, co-sponsored by Alameda County Library and ACRAT (Albany Carbon Reduction Action Team). You’ll learn which kind of greywater system, if any, would best suit your situation, the legal framework for greywater systems, and how they actually work.
Note: bring with you the daily water use figure for your household (check the bottom right section of your latest EMBUD bill). (more…)
The 2015 Building Resilient Communities Convergence, at the beautiful Solar Living Institute in Hopland, CA, is a dynamic and engaging weekend designed to build a powerful movement for community resilience.
Whether you are a permaculture designer, community organizer, or simply excited to learn about new ways of living in thriving resilience with people and the planet, we hope you’ll take advantage of the early bird pricing and join hundreds of other like-minded people for this life-changing weekend.
Keep reading for a taste of why you should come, and to find out about the many ticket options and work-trade opportunities.
Schedule is here. (more…)
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Tony Wolcott, Albany’s Urban Forester, is retiring this month.
The City will be hosting a gathering in honor of Tony the Treeman, and the community is welcome to join in the celebration. There will be cake and refreshments; maybe a bar-b-que.
Come out and show your appreciation for Tony’s active support of many Transition Albany projects and his life commitment to living transition ideals. Plus he’s just a really cool guy.
Bring a dessert to share, if you can.
Tony Wolcott, the retiring City of Albany Arborist and active supporter of the Edible Landscape Project, will pass on to us a small portion of his wisdom about fruit trees. We’ll learn about tree pruning and other care and we’ll get the trees in the ELP pruned for the summer.
• What do we try to accomplish with summer vs. winter pruning of fruit trees?
• How does one plant a fruit tree; what is the soil preparation? When/why go with bare root vs. root ball with soil? When should one cut back a tree that is being planted? How much?
• How do you espalier? Why? When?
• What about fertilizing and/or planting other plants nearby to enrich the soil for trees?
• What are pruning principles to keep fruit within reach from the ground or a short ladder?
• What are tips to keep fruit trees healthy in public places?
• How can fruit trees be supported in a drought?
• What else do we need to know to have thriving and productive fruit trees?