Ready, Set, GROW Webinar - Passive Rainwater Harvesting

From July 17, 2024 3:00 pm until July 17, 2024 4:30 pm

"Passive Rainwater Harvesting" with Kali Bronson & Megan Marsee of the Bernalillo County Water Conservation Program. Passive rainwater harvesting can be as easy as directing your gutter downspout or the overflow from your rain barrel to your landscape. But you can capture even more rainwater (and support more plants) by creating swales that channel rainwater from your roof to shallow, depressed basins. This webinar for homeowners will provide an overview of designing, installing, and maintaining passive rainwater harvesting features. Speakers will cover topics from a passive rainwater harvesting field guide available at bernco.gov/rainwater such as: Why harvest rainwater; evaluating where to site your rainwater harvesting feature; sizing your rainwater harvesting feature; selecting plants; installing basins, swales, and soil sponges; MULCH!; and watering, pruning, and weeding.  Click on this link to register