Monthly Archives: April 2015

Ecological Design for Drought & more with Art Ludwig

April 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - Event Details

Ecological designer Art Ludwig consults internationally on the design of water, wastewater and solar energy systems, as well as efficient fixtures, and edible landscapes. He has designed four new types of greywater systems, and formulated the first plant and soil biocompatible cleaners. We’ll cover the following, along with plenty of bigger picture context:
The historic opportunity posed by this drought
Water budgets and infographics
How you can dramatically improve the water budget on your land and community
Rainwater infiltration
Outdoor and indoor residential water efficiency
Water reuse
Greywater systems
The impact of transportation choices on the water cycle
Sustainability policy
What you can do
Discussion with audience

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This talk will be technical but accessible. There will be something here for people at all levels of familiarity with these concepts. Audience: Permaculturalists, Landscape professionals, policy makers, homeowners, students…

It would be helpful to do a bit of preparation. Below are resources and thoughts to ponder: (more…)

Posted in on April 27, 2015

Greywater DIY Laundry-to-Landscape Workshop

May 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - Event Details

Don’t let your laundry water go down the drain. Learn how to install a greywater system to water your plants with your recycled laundry water. Save water by learning how to install a laundry-to-landscape greywater irrigation system. Come to our DIY greywater workshop on Saturday, May 16th from 10-4.

Greywater workshop will:

  • Show you how to design and install a greywater system
  • Give you hands-on experience with parts and tools
  • Guide you to rebates to help with costs
  • Tell you which plants and detergents will work best

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: $25

Location: Class will be held at a private residence in Berkeley. Once you RSVP, address will be provided.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To RSVP, sign up online at:
Sponsored by the Water Working Group of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition and The Ecology Center.


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