755: Water Harvesting For Our Gardens.

A Garden Chat with Don Titmus.


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In This Garden Chat:

“Rain, Rain, go away?” Whoever said that never had to water a garden in the summer months. Join us as we chat with our good friend and water harvesting educator Don Titmus about boosting our water resources for our gardens with a few simple systems that can quickly pay for themselves.

Our Special Guest:

Don Titmus grew up in London and at age 16 spent 4 years being trained in horticulture through an apprenticeship and a college course. From there he continued landscaping in his hometown until he moved to Arizona in 1981, where he worked in landscaping and then started his own business in garden maintenance.  In 2003 he attended a Permaculture Design Course, which was life-changing for Don. He knew right away that this was the path he’d been waiting for, and later attended two Permaculture Teacher Trainings.  He co-founded the Phoenix Permaculture Guild, started a Permaculture design company, redesigned his home site into a permaculture design destination, and helped develop a thriving permaculture community in the Phoenix, Arizona area. He has presented in 5 cities, worked in several states, attended classes in 5 states, and pretty much lives and breathes permaculture.





– How Permaculture relates to water harvesting
– Why water harvest even if you have irrigation
– Second-use or greywater explained and how to use it
– Stacking functions
– French Drains & passive harvesting
– Male vs Female rains
– Frequency of watering
– Greywater regulations
– Woodchips
– Q&A answers

Editor’s Note:

Check out ….WaterHarvestingSummit.com to learn more.


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