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Green Your Garden with Greywater (free, Portland)

13th August 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Green Your Garden with Greywater

Have you ever thought about diverting used sink and shower water to your yard, to feed your garden? As water rates escalate and summer droughts become more commonplace, Northwesterners need to use water more efficiently.

If you want a beautiful and productive landscape that uses very little water, attend one or two August 2016 workshops in Portland to learn about low-cost DIY greywater systems that you can implement to conserve water and enhance your home landscape.

Greywater Action, in partnership with Depave, Recode, Oregon Tradeswomen,and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District are hosting two workshops for Portland area residents interested in implementing greywater systems at home. The workshops will be taught by greywater-expert Laura Allen who is a founding member of Greywater Action and author of The Water-Wise Home. Laura will share her tips on conserving water and saving money with effective and inexpensive greywater solutions.


Workshop 1, August 13 from 10:30a-1:30p

Greywater 101: Learn the basics of greywater reuse in this free workshop, including:

  • Why greywater makes sense in the rainy Northwest
  • Dispel common greywater myths and misconceptions
  • Plants and products
  • Codes and regulations
  • Common and popular greywater systems
  • Costs and complexity of common systems types

Participants will get to create a mock-up greywater system using real parts, as well as plan a design for their own home. Workshop 1 is free and open to all. Space is limited, enroll today!

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Location: Multnomah County Central Library, Portland




13th August 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm