Please join us and learn while you pitch in!
How to make a Rain Barrel Overflow Rain Garden
Saturday, Jan 28, 2012
9 am – 3 pm
11375 Matteson Ave. LA 90066
Come join local Transition groups and friends for this barn-raising-style garden work party!
Rain gardens provide no-cost irrigation to the homeowner while helping replenish our local aquifer. You can learn on-the-job how to install a simple passive, hidden “reservoir” for rain water collection to transform a patch of residential dirt yard into a garden of edible CA native currants & gooseberries.
Landscape architect John Tikotsky will be on hand to lead the troops as well as give short teach-ins on how to calculate your roof’s water catching capacity and other basic water catchment strategies for people thinking about including rain harvesting in their garden plan.
Depending on number of volunteers, we will have fun while we:
1. Dig the pits & sculpt berms to create our reservoir,
2. Install subsurface pipes from the rainwater tanks,
3. Fill the reservoir with mulch,
4. Plant trellised Ribes: best edible CA native for this shady understory
region under parkway trees
Bring gardening gloves and sturdy shoes. Some tools will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. The day includes lunch and other refreshments, some music and lots of good cheer. Volunteers of every level of expertise are welcome!
Please RSVP: TransitionCulverCity@gmail
Co-hosted by Transition Culver City and Transition Mar Vista/Venice.