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. 
Rain barrels make great “green” gifts for the person who has everything! Find out more at
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.


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    1. Thank you for your kind words. The Green Tent is a project of the Mar Vista Community Council's Green Committee. Each Sunday at the Mar Vista Farmers' Market, we invite a different eco-guest presenter to the Green Tent.

      We set up this blog specifically to provide information about our Green Tent guests. It isn't used for any other purpose.

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