Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

Learn how make the most of the rain when it falls in this fun and hands-on 1 to 2 day workshop!

February 16-17th, 2019

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Learn to Install Your Own Rainwater Harvesting System!


Did you know that you can literally save thousands of gallons of free water on just about any property? In these (2) one day workshops, we will train people how to make the most of the rainwater that we do get.

Each workshop can be taken as a stand alone or sign up for both to learn more and save money and water.


Workshop Tuition

$50 per day or $75 for both

Limited to 15 participants

Location in La Mesa. The exact address will be sent out to all registered participants

Hands-on Learning

In this hands-on workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of active and passive rainwater harvesting systems. 

By the end of the workshop we will have installed a 1100 gallon rainwater harvesting tank, a swale to catch the overflow, and redevelop a front yard to catch and safely redirect thousands of gallons from a roof to grow a native garden and eliminate the need for a sump pump under the house.  

Topics to include:

  • Wet and dry rainwater tank systems
  • Calculating potential rainwater collection
  • Different types of tanks and cisterns
  • Pre-filtering rainwater
  • Best management practices
  • Getting the most out of a gravity fed system
  • Passive Rainwater Harvesting Earthworks

Expert Instruction

No previous experience with plumbing required. All tools will be provided for your use during the class. Taught by Brook Sarson of Catching H20

Brook started her rainwater and greywater harvesting business in 2008 with the mission to be a resource to the San Diego Community for water harvesting. She was determined to create change from the ground up by showing homeowners, educators, and policy makers how simple and effective rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling can be. Her continued mantra has been that individual contributions create tremendous impact toward a larger water conservation strategy.

Can't make it to this workshop, but would like to stay in touch to know when another is happening?

Leave your contact info and we will let you know when the next rainwater harvesting workshop is scheduled

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