Water Harvesting Summit 2022
Speakers & Schedule
Why rely on a water source that costs money, energy and is overallocated? Groundwater is becoming harder to find and extract, and water management and conservation is a rising concern as populations and economies continue to expand around the globe. The process of treating and pumping municipal water also costs money and energy which is reflected in our utilities. Water harvesting reduces this expense by tapping into a free resource. When you learn to utilize your yard’s natural water supply to capture your own water, you reduce your reliance on municipal water to become more self-sufficient as you cultivate the green landscape of your dreams (no matter what type of climate you live in)
During the Water Harvesting Summit, you’ll learn techniques from our experts for harvesting your own water, from rainwater to greywater. You’ll learn how to build healthier soil that can hold more water. And you’ll learn some of our favorite efficient and effective garden-watering techniques.
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DATES: Daily July 13th-15th, 2022 from 2pm to 5pm Pacific Time (replays available).
LOCATION: Online. Links to attend will be sent to your inbox each day of the Summit (after you sign up)
A few of our Speakers at a Glance
Using More Efficient Irrigation Systems
Go Green with Greywater
Irrigation Planning for New Farmers
Please note: Times are subject to change
Wednesday, July 13th
2:00pm PDT: The Importance of Water Harvesting in Permaculture with Greg Peterson & Don Titmus
Learn what permaculture is and why water harvesting is an indispensable part of permaculture.
3:00pm PDT: Water Harvesting with Brad Lancaster
In this informational interview from Rosie on the House, you’ll gain an understanding of what water harvesting is and how to implement it.
3:45pm PDT: Using More Efficient Irrigation Systems with David Bainbridge
With local and global water shortages happening with greater frequency, learning to irrigate efficiently is a must as we look toward an uncertain future. Learn efficient irrigation techniques that take your irrigation system underground!
4:20pm PDT: Building Healthy Soil to Hold More Water with Greg Peterson
Learn what you need to do to your soil to so that it retains more water for healthier crops.
Thursday, July 14th
2:00pm PDT: Go Green with Greywater with Laura Allen
Learn how to recycle household greywater from showers, sinks, and washing machines to irrigate a bountiful, beautiful landscape. As temperatures rise and droughts become more commonplace, greywater reuse can offer an affordable, low-energy solution to keep landscapes green and productive throughout the summer months— without consuming precious potable water.
3:00pm PDT: Wood Chips: Easy Water Harvesting with Benefits with Janis Norton
Description coming soon.
4:00pm PDT: Drip Tape: The MOST Efficient Way to Water Your Garden
Learn how to implement Greg’s personal favorite irrigation technique and what makes it a cheap, easy, and efficient method for getting your plants watered so that they thrive.
5:00pm PDT: Live Q&As
Get your pressing garden questions answered LIVE by our experts.
Friday, July 15th
2:00pm PDT: Land & Water Use: Is It Sustainable? with Zack Richards
How can cities & states conserve water even while developing their economies and growing their populations? We take a look at what Arizona, Cape Town, and Singapore have done to conserve water and assess their efforts.
3:00pm PDT: Humanure: A Good Natured How-To with Don Titmus
Humans produce manure every day, and when treated correctly it CAN become fertilizer. This “How-to” will guide you to trust the process of composting… you guessed it: poop and pee! We will cover the basic setup and science behind this practice. Please show up with an open mind and a sense of humor.
4:00pm PDT: Irrigation Planning for New Farmers with Scott Murray
Learn how to assess you irrigation needs, map your irrigation layout, figure out what flow rate you need, design, and install your irrigation system!
5:00pm PDT: Live Q&As
Get your pressing garden questions answered LIVE by Water Harvesting in Depth instructors Greg & Don.
Additional Speaker Details
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