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For people actively planning or engaged in rainwater harvesting, greywater, and irrigation.

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Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2016

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Water harvesting/permaculture classes starting Jan 19!

Hi all, I work for VPA partner Watershed Management Group, and I'd like to let you know about an upcoming project series we're holding to help people learn about rainwater harvesting, greywater,…Continue

Tags: plants, native, hands-on, learning, classes

Started by Lindsay Ignatowski Jan 4, 2016.

Water Conservation 7 Replies

Are there going to be any classes on this topic? Given California's current situation I am really surprised there aren't more posts.

Started by Jessica Smith. Last reply by Lindsay Ignatowski Jan 4, 2016.

We finally got some measurable rain 1 Reply

Wow! We finally got some measurable rain at our house on Sunday and Monday, approx. 1.1 inches! It was exciting to see our mulch basins retaining the water and our 600 gallon cistern is full. I…Continue

Started by Ryan Wood. Last reply by DePhane Marcelle Oct 30, 2014.

AC condensation runoff 1 Reply

Should I have any qualms about planting edibles next to AC runoff points? Specifically, I'm wanting to plant raspberry and blackberry about 5-6 feet apart along the "shady" (north) side of my house.…Continue

Started by T. E. Sternke. Last reply by Jennifer Wadsworth May 8, 2014.

Where is everyone? 12 Replies

How come this list is so dead when Water is SO Important??Continue

Started by don titmus. Last reply by Ericka May 6, 2014.

Water Conservation Education Grant Opportunity for Schools

Is your school interested in creating an outdoor classroom, harvesting rainwater, and creating native habitat? Watershed Management Group is pleased to offer grant funding for schools to participate…Continue

Started by Ryan Wood Dec 20, 2013.

Lakes are getting low

Article in the WSJ…Continue

Started by Ericka Aug 26, 2013.

Water Harvesting Certification Course Coming to Phoenix in February

The most comprehensive water harvesting training in the nation is being offered in Phoenix February 22 – March 2, 2013. Apply by December 10, 2012 to take advantage of the $150 Early Registration…Continue

Tags: rainwater, stormwater, rain water, greywater, graywater

Started by Ryan Wood Nov 28, 2012.

Tour de Coops and Water Group

Call for Coops and an invitation for Water Group to have a presence at one of the coops! The tour is educational as well as fun, and we want to expose the group to a large audience. If you have an…Continue

Started by Matthew Newton May 11, 2012.

Learn to Plant the Rain at the Montessori Academy

Saturday, May 197:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.6050 N Invergordon Rd, Paradise ValleyJoin Watershed Management Group and the Montessori Academy for a hands-on water harvesting workshop. Through WMG’s…Continue

Tags: water harvesting, hands-on

Started by Ryan Wood May 10, 2012.

Phoenix Water Harvesting Lecture Series Opened to Public

Phoenix Water Harvesting Lecture Series Opened to PublicInterested in learning more about Water Harvesting, but not quite ready to commit to our full nine-day Water Harvesting Certification? Have a…Continue

Tags: Greywater Systems, Water Harvesting for Food Production, Cisterns, Water Harvesting Earthworks, water harvesting

Started by Ryan Wood Feb 20, 2012.

Help us access pools in Phoenix not chlorinated 1 Reply

We seek salt pools. Any leads or access?Continue

Tags: pools

Started by Farming and Garden Friends. Last reply by Brady Fulton Jan 31, 2012.

Host a Professional Water Harvesting Workshop and Have a Discounted System Installed

I am helping coordinate the Watershed Management Group's Water Harvesting Course here in Phoenix. We are looking for workshop hosts that would like to install a water harvesting system at their home…Continue

Tags: Water Harvesting

Started by Ryan Wood Jan 12, 2012.

Scholarships for Water Harvesting Certification in Phoenix: Apply by Dec 30 1 Reply

The most comprehensive water harvesting training in the nation is being offered in Phoenix February 24 – March 4, 2012, and scholarships are now available for a variety of professionals.  The…Continue

Tags: Homebuilders, Environmental Educators, Plumbers, General Contractors, Engineers

Started by Ryan Wood. Last reply by Deborah Schadewald- Kohler Dec 14, 2011.

Swimming Pool Conversions 5 Replies

Has anyone in the area converted a swimming pool to a cistern - instead of just filling it with dirt?I'm working on a conversion myself and wonder if there is some experience in this group that I…Continue

Started by Brian Smith. Last reply by Brian Smith Nov 7, 2011.

Flood irrigation for veggies

Although I'm a Phoenix native and remember gardening with flood irrigation as a kid, I've got a few questions.  From what I can gather, the best way is to make sort of wide beds with furrows on…Continue

Started by Derrell Jul 29, 2011.

technical issue with the water group email notifications 1 Reply

Over the last couple of months, we have received numerous reports from Water members that they are receiving email notification stating that a conversation has been posted to the water group, only to…Continue

Started by Administrator. Last reply by monica May 20, 2011.

How Much Water Per Square Foot of Vegetable Garden 3 Replies

Does anyone know approximately how much water per square foot a mulched vegetable garden would need per day in the Phoenix area? I am planning to install rain gutters and we have a nice sized roof to…Continue

Started by Janet. Last reply by Sterling DePriest Sr. May 10, 2011.

Greywater Harvesting, conserving water for the future

A great article and video out in Metropolis Mag by some journalism students who did a workshop with Greywater Action in Oakland, CA,read and…Continue

Tags: greywater, harvest, water

Started by Ericka Apr 26, 2011.

Water from Washing Machine 6 Replies

Hi.... I am running the water from the washing machine into the Chicken Run/Compost pile.  Does anyone know of a home made eco friendly washing detergent?

Started by Dyan. Last reply by Laura Mar 15, 2011.


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