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(Oakland) Hands-on greywater install workshop

10th January 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


This workshop is hosted by Farm Curious.

Hands-On Greywater Installation Workshop

The best way to reduce water use during the drought is to re-route used household water from your washing machine and shower to nurture the garden. This hands-one workshop will walk you through the design process for a “laundry to landscape” (L2L) greywater system, which is the most popular, simple, and easiest-to-install residential system. Bonus points that it  doesn’t require a permit (as long as basic guidelines are followed).

Whether you install the system yourself, or you hire someone to assist you, this workshop will prepare you for the experience. You’ll work with the group and instructors to build a real system plus access individual advice from experienced instructors about your own site.

Attendees will leave with increased confidence as well as a system design and materials list to construct their own L2L system.

You will be installing a laundry-to-landscape greywater system. Watch a video on Ask This Old House about it here.

If you’d like more resources you can download this manual which contains step-by-step installation instructions. 


  • 9:45 Arrive/Register
  • 10:00 Greywater Presentation- We’ll go over the most common and reliable residential greywater systems, greywater basics (e.g. soaps, plants, filters), greywater codes, and any questions people have.
  • 11:15 Lunch Break and system design time. At lunch we’ll help you with your design ideas and answer questions about your site/system.
  • 12:00 Build system. In small groups you will be installing the plumbing and irrigation portions of the system.
  • 2:30 Finish system.
  • 3:00 Goodbyes.

Note: You must have a flat or downwards sloping yard to irrigate with this type of system. Onsite, we’ll have a liability waiver for you to sign at the workshop (attached). If you have any potential conflict with the waiver that would affect your ability to participate, please let us know in advance.

Supplies Required: A packed lunch, camera, water, hat, sunscreen, gloves, work clothes, a shovel or trowel (if you have one- we need a couple more), and something to take notes.

Limit: 20 people

Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016

Time: 10am – 3pm

Location: This class is held in a private home in Sheffield Village, Oakland, CA. Full address will be sent before class.

Register with Farm Curious here.


10th January 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm