Learn practical ways of applying permaculture principles in your garden and community. Join us at Shelter Solano in Fairfield for educational and inspiring talks on various topics on sustainability including sustainable landscaping, water, soil building and more!
Catching and storing energy is one of the permaculture’s most vital principles. It allows us to operate in the same manner that nature does, making the most of resources when they are available. This is especially important in our Mediterranean climate, which experiences frequent alternating periods of drought then downpour.
This month we’ll learn how to capture tens of thousands of gallons a year from our roofs by building and using an A-Frame, which is a leveling device used to find and draw contour lines. Then we’ll examine the 100-foot swale snaking through our demonstration food forest garden and discuss how it can retain over 1,500 gallons of water at once!
These talks are funded with by the generous support from Solano County Water Agency.