How To Grow Melons: Tips And Tricks

How to grow melons: 90 day cloche system.Days 1–15: Sow seeds in small hills under individual cloches made from gallon-sized milk jugs. Cut off the bottom,

Book Review: Water In Plain Sight By Judith D Schwartz

A new book about how we are altering our access to water, Water in Plain Sight by Judith D Schwartz reviewed

Rainfall measurements by farmers in their fields

One source has it that the son of King Sejong the Great, who reigned in Korea from 1418 to 1445, invented the first rain gauge in 1441. Droughts plagued the kingdom, and the king directed every village to measure the amount of rainfall.

Drinking water crisis in First Nations communities violates human rights

There are approximately 150 drinking water advisories in First Nations communities in Canada, according to new government data.

Gray Water Policy Center

My advice to people writing regulations is simple: Copy Arizona. Don't copy California, the Uniform Plumbing Code, or anyone else. The Arizona law could use a tune up, the other laws need overhaul or scrapping. New Mexico has copied Arizona, and Texas is considering it.

The Water-Wise Home - Storey Publishing

Save the earth’s most precious resource while also saving yourself money. Laura Allen provides expert strategies for using water smartly and efficiently while fulfilling all of your home and garden needs. Learn how to create a water-wise landscape, reuse greywater, harvest rainwater, and even set up a waterless composting toilet. Offering proven techniques in clear and accessible language, The Water-Wise Home makes it easy to help the environment and lower your household operating costs through conserving water.

Greywater, Green Landscape - Storey Publishing

Keep your lawn and garden lush without wasting resources by capturing and recycling the greywater that drains from your sink, shower, and washing machine. This accessible and detailed guide walks you through each step of planning for and installing a variety of greywater systems, including laundry-to-landscape and branched drain gravity-fed systems. After identifying greywater sources in your home and estimating flow rate, you’ll learn to pinpoint where to redirect the wastewater for the greatest benefit. No matter which system you decide to build, you'll have the information to construct it yourself or move forward with confidence to hire a professional. 

Runoff Calculator Home

This calculator allows you to simulate the effects that installing a rain garden, a type of green infrastructure, could have on stormwater runoff from your property. The calculator has two primary functions: The first is that It will size a rain garden for you that treats 1 of rainfall.

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 3rd Edition (NEW 2019) — Direct from, and signed by, author | Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster

Available now! Turn water scarcity into water abundance! Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 3rd Edition, is the best-selling, award-winning guide on how to conceptualize, design, and implement life-enhancing water-, sun-, wind-, and shade-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community. This book enables you to assess your…

Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting

With wisdom and wit, Anupam Mishra talks about the amazing feats of engineering built centuries ago by the people of India's Golden Desert to harvest water. These ancient aqueducts and stepwells are still used today -- and are often superior to modern water megaprojects.

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu: How Africa can use its traditional knowledge to make progress

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu wants to see Africans unleash their suppressed creative and innovative energies by acknowledging the significance of their indigenous, authentic knowledge. In this powerful talk, she shares examples of untapped, traditional African knowledge in agriculture and policy-making, calling on Africans to make progress by validating and dignifying their reality.

The Best Water Filter For Home Use (Pitcher, Under Counter, Countertop)

What is the best water filter for your family? Bottled, Pitchers, Reverse Osmosis, Distilled Water, and Carbon Filters evaluated on price and effectiveness.

Rain Gardens

As a rule, native vegetation should be incorporated into a rain garden. Native plants don't require fertilizer, have good root systems, and are better at utilizing the water and nutrients available in their native soils than non-native species. Perennials, shrubs, wildflowers, or a mixture of all three can be planted.

Speaking to the Water with Pat McCabe

How to tap into the magic and mystery of water. A powerful story from Pat McCabe, a Navajo and Lakota activist.

Create an Oasis with Greywater

Revised and Expanded 6th Edition by Art Ludwig Greywater for dummies and greywater encyclopedia in one information goldmine.

Size your System - BlueBarrel Rainwater

Answer three basic questions to size a rainwater system: How much water can you catch? How much do you need? How much space to dedicate to water storage?

Copy of PWGPDC Recommended Resources & Links to Faculty Writings

Built Environment a video friends at a fabulous eco-building project have put together called Building a Celtic Roundhouse. Retrosuburbia website featuring case studies and summaries The Inkpot Permaculture Farm Jenny Kimmel and Allysa Mckim of Sow Permaculture Sigi Koko’s Building with bamboo...

Building a Small Water Garden

A serene, reflective pool has its allure, it’s something that has always drawn mankind. There is something about water that relaxes us, that makes us feel peaceful and calm. It resonates with a dee…

Soil Erosion Experiment - Life is a Garden

This might look like such a simple experiment but it will definitely show the importance of having vegetation covering the soil to your kids! They will love this hands on experiment!

Gravity fed water for Milkwood Farm - Milkwood: permaculture courses, skills stories

One of the most powerful concepts in permaculture for me is 'keep the water high'. All water stored high in the landscape is potential energy, thanks in

Greywater Action - For a sustainable water culture

Greywater Action is a collaborative of educators who teach residents and tradespeople about affordable and simple household water systems that dramatically

Constructed Wetlands Information - Greywater Action

Constructed Wetlands are nature's water purifiers. They remove nutrients filter sediments from floodwaters, and can be designed to remove nutrients and

Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting

With wisdom and wit, Anupam Mishra talks about the amazing feats of engineering built centuries ago by the people of India's Golden Desert to harvest water. These ancient aqueducts and stepwells are still used today -- and are often superior to modern water megaprojects.

Catch More Water for Irrigation by Connecting Rain Barrels to a Rain Garden

Collecting rain from your roof in rain barrels is a great way to use a free resource to irrigate the garden. However, rain barrels can fill up within minutes during a rain event. Directing rain barrel overflow into a rain garden is one way to keep more water on your property for irrigation or to create more biodiversity.

We pump too much water out of the ground—and that’s killing our rivers

By 2050, thousands of rivers and streams worldwide could pass a critical ecological threshold, new research shows.

Climate United States - Monthly Averages

Climate in the United States. Information regarding the temperature, precipitation and sunshine for more than 5000 cities in the United States.

What is a Watershed?

Watersheds are the entire geographic areas that drain into a river or stream, sometimes spanning across several states. Along with collected rainwater, rivers and streams carry anything that meets their path to deposit downstream: from seeds to motor oil.

The Water Garden in Goddess Permaculture

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Super Easy DIY Grey Water System

Here's a super easy Do-It-Yourself Idea for grey water re-use at home. Thank you for watching! Find out about my film at www.WhereThereOnceWasWater.com

The Hydrologic Cycle - Animated Infographic

GET AN (ALMOST) FREE WATER TEST! (Click Link Below) http://www.uswatersystems.com/almost-free-water-test.html

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu: How Africa can use its traditional knowledge to make progress

Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu wants to see Africans unleash their suppressed creative and innovative energies by acknowledging the significance of their indigenous, authentic knowledge. In this powerful talk, she shares examples of untapped, traditional African knowledge in agriculture and policy-making, calling on Africans to make progress by validating and dignifying their reality.

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