Get water conservation, landscaping ideas at free workshop

Get water conservation, landscaping ideas at free workshop

Wanting for techniques to reduced your h2o bill? Make your home’s landscape far more hearth-resistant? Then a absolutely free workshop at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead is for you.

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is opening a second absolutely free session for its Upcoming to Mother nature workshop on Sunday, March 13 soon after the initially rapidly filled up.

Joseph Rivera, SDRVC’s interim conservation supervisor who is arranging the celebration, said “not in the slightest” did he imagine the initially session established for 10 a.m. to noon would be so popular.

The no cost second session will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Rivera said there will also be a wait record shaped and “if individuals just appear who are not on the checklist they will be a lot more than welcome.”

Topics and presenters will be:

• H2o administration and conservation with Brook Sarson from Catching H2O. Her presentation focuses on rain h2o and grey water harvesting.

“Water harvesting can be carried out in so a lot of means,” Rivera mentioned. “From a simple method connected to gutters or even a compact spot.”

Making use of gray h2o in landscaping — which is domestic wastewater from sinks and washing machines, for example, but not from toilets — is a way to save h2o and hold it from just flowing into the ocean, he mentioned.

• Fireplace chance reduction with Conor Lenehan of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Safety District. He will talk about gas reduction and fire basic safety.

Rivera claimed it is not stunning the expression “spreading like wildfire” is affiliated with invasive vegetation given that they grow in these types of abundance and add to wildfire threat. Attendees can find out a lot more about the appropriate vegetation to have around structures and plant tips to make a 100-foot zone for fireplace avoidance.

• Landscape site structure with Cody Harrison of Cornona Enterprises, who will communicate about web site style and design.

• Permaculture with Diane Kennedy from the Finch Frolic Backyard. Permaculture includes the examine of soil, nutrients and microorganisms. An case in point is the mycorrhizal fungi, effective for the expansion of tree root programs, Rivera said.

“It is tremendous valuable for San Diego native vegetation,” he mentioned.

• Drinking water harvesting with Pam Meisner from the San Diego Water Conservation Backyard garden. She will chat about distinctive and uncomplicated ways to seize h2o.

• Upcycling eucalyptus trees with Tom Hamilton from Lymbercycle. Rivera reported eucalyptus are an invasive tree species in San Diego and incredibly flammable, as a result posing a “huge fire hazard.”

Via upcycling, the eliminated trees are repurposed into logs for climbing trails or turned into tables, desks and skateboards, and changed with more appropriate trees, he stated.

“These are the six most essential subject areas and places in which individuals can do the job (at their homes),” Rivera said. “There are a quantity of steps they can consider … with h2o, crops and landscape structure.”

He said there will be solutions for each individual that can match any budget.

“These are workable, simple … whichever operate for you,” Rivera explained.

The in-human being celebration is an enlargement on a webinar sequence the conservancy presented previous summer time. Rivera claimed he suggests workshop attendees check out the movies in advance for the subject areas they are interested in. They involve the issue and response periods that transpired when the livestreams had been to begin with held. This way attendees will have background on the topics and can carry more issues not previously posed when they converse one-on-a single with the presenters.

The workshop will be held at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, 12655 Sunset Travel in Escondido. It is element of the San Dieguito River Park.

To register, go to To see the webinar subject video clips in advance, go to