The MVCC Green Tent at the Mar Vista Farmers Market
Monday, December 17, 2012
Rainwater Catchment and Harvesting, Dec. 23
Rainwater Catchment and Harvesting
Newly-planted rain garden from
2012 Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase
Would you like to help the planet and reduce your water bill at the same time? How about also reducing toxic runoff, restoring our ground water, creating an emergency water supply and having cleaner, non-chlorinated water to use for your plants (and many other things)? Plus reduce the energy, toxic chemicals, pollution and other environmental impacts of bringing our water from long distances?
Wow! Who knew something as simple and inexpensive as collecting rain water and/or making a rain garden could do so much?
Come find out why and how you can get started capturing and harvesting rainwater. Local landscaper and ecologist Denise “Deni” Friese will be on-hand with more information about rain barrels, rain benches and the creation of rain gardens.
Denise "Deni" Friese, owner of Eco-Friendly Custom Landscapes and and ecologist since the 1970's, is a trainer for the LA County Master Gardener program and president of the Culver City/Westside Garden Club. She teaches and consults on many aspects of landscaping and low-water irrigation.