Save water and money with Hunter’s MP rotator. The MP Rotator is the most efficient nozzle for irrigating residential and commercial landscaped areas. The lower application rate and precision stream allows the MP rotator to use less water to cover the same area as other nozzles.
Learn about greywater at two free workshops sponsored by the East Bay Municipal Utility District (led by Greywater Action). General greywater workshop: August 13th This workshop is sponsored by EBMUD. Learn how you can save water and keep your garden green with graywater! Greywater, water from sinks, showers, and washing machines, is a great source of irrigation and can greatly reduce your outdoor water use. Greywater systems are especially important in times of drought. Come learn about common and popular greywater systems, design considerations, water saving potential, costs, regulations, health and safety, soaps and products, and how to choose a system that is a good match for your home and landscape. This workshop is free but pre-registration is required and sponsored by the East Bay Municipal Utility District. RSVP to email@example.com with the date/title of the workshop in the subject line. When: August 13, 6:00-8:00 pm Where: Training Center, 2nd Floor, EBMUD Administration Building, 375 11th St., Oakland (downtown Oakland, close to the 12th Street BART station) Design and Install a Washing Machine Greywater System: September 10th Laundry to landscape greywater systems are simple, affordable, and easy to maintain. With your own L2L system you can irrigate your landscape each time you do laundry, saving you water, time, and resources. Experienced instructors will lead you step-by-step through the design process, tailoring a system to fit your home. This system is legal to install without a permit, just follow 12 basic guidelines you’ll learn about in class. Learn How to design a system for your home and landscape How to build a system- you’ll create a “mock-up” of a real system with real greywater parts What parts you’ll need for your home How much graywater you produce and how many plants you can water What soaps and detergents are “greywater friendly” When: September 10, 2014 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm Location: Training Center, 2nd Floor, EBMUD Administration Building, 375 11th St., Oakland (near the 12th street BART station in downtown Oakland) Cost: This workshop is free but pre-registration is required and sponsored by the East Bay Municipal Utility District. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with the date/title of the workshop in the subject line. Bring: Photographs of your laundry room and landscape. Site plan of your yard.
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Bay-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening Coalition Events with Brad Lancaster Brad Lancaster is an author, permaculture teacher, designer and consultant. He is passionate about not only rain water harvesting, but harvesting and enhancing other free resources such as sun, wind, and shade to build sustainable landscapes. Read more at www.harvestingrainwater.com Simple & Effective Ways to Enhance the Natural Abundance of Your Home, Community, and the Larger World WHAT: Brad Lancaster shares patterns and strategies to harvest, integrate, and enliven free local resources-such as rain, grey, and storm water, sun, wind, and shade, along with soil fertility, wild foods, and community fun – in a way that generates more potential than the sum of their parts. Scarcity is re-visioned into abundance through creative cycling and utilization of what is already at hand. This presentation covers simple, manageable small site projects DATES: Monday, February 10, 2014 TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. LOCATION: Hall of Flowers In Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue @ Lincoln Ave, San Francisco COST: Register before 2/7/2014 and the cost is $15 for Bay-Friendly members, and $20 for non-members. After 2/7/14, the cost is $20 for Bay-Friendly members, and $25 for non-members. TO REGISTER: Please click here to visit the registration portal Turning Drains Into Sponges and Water Scarcity Into Water Abundance WHAT: Brad Lancaster shares eight universal principles of water harvesting along with simple strategies that turn water scarcity into water abundance and floods into opportunity. They empower you to create integrated water-sustainable landscape plans at home and throughout your community. This presentation will focus on large projects and how to recreate our cities with fewer storm drains by reestablishing watersheds. DATES: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LOCATION: Lakeside Park Garden Center on Lake Merritt, 66 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 COST: Register before 2/7/2014 and the cost is $15 for Bay-Friendly members, and $20 for non-members. After 2/7/14, the cost is $20 for Bay-Friendly members, and $25 for non-members. TO REGISTER: Please click here to visit the registration portal
Tom Bressan shows us how to assemble and install an irrigation valve manifold for a sprinkler or drip system. Controller and weather sensor wiring methods are shown.
Every irrigation system design should start with a pressure and flow test to determine how much water is available at the point of connection.
Tom Bressan shows us how to assemble and lay out tubing and install fittings and emitters for a simple drip irrigation system in the landscape and for containers.
This is the easiest automatic watering system to set up. No tools required! Watch Tom Bressan assemble up this portable and reliable hose-bibb controller.
Step by step instructions on how to use a volt ohm meter to test the electrical wiring on irrigation controllers- station output, continuity, and solenoids.
Calculating voltage drop is made easy with this excel calculator. You can also use the predetermined chart to find your voltage drop.
Turn your traditional lawn into a water efficient garden with healthy soil using this sheet mulching guide.