Laundry to Landscape Weekend Greywater Installation Workshop May 18-19
Friday, May 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PDT)
A hands on course on how to transform your yard into a greywater oasis using the laundry water you currently send to the sewer.
We’ll start with a short slideshow on Friday evening to cover background, answer questions, and go over our installation plan for the weekend. Over the course of Saturday and Sunday, we’ll “learn by doing” how to modify a washing machine’s drain line, distribute the laundry discharge as irrigation, and how to design the landscape to make the best use of our new resource. We’ll also touch briefly on diverting greywater from showers and sinks, alternative greywater systems, residential permaculture and ecological design, and the exciting new field of ecological sanitation. Students will receive a course packet that covers all the curriculum we go over as well as an equipment purchase list for implementing the same project at your house!