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Chico Permaculture Guild Permablitz

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Posted by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper over 11 years ago

Our local permaculture group is gearing up for a Rainwater Harvesting Permablitz in Chico, CA!

The Chico Permaculture Guild invites you to a hands on learning day! Permablitz style!

WHAT: Permablitz: Rainwater Harvesting

WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 10am to 4pm

WHERE: Residence in Butte Valley near Butte College

Join us Saturday, November 10th to learn how to design and install a rooftop rainwater harvesting system for your home, farm or any building with a roof!

Learn how to passively and effectively store seasonal rainwater in the soil for surrounding plant use. Measure rooftop collection area and calculate the volume of water a roof sheds into the landscape each year. You will be amazed at just how much!!

We will be implementing a simple infiltration trench and corresponding mulch basin for this rooftop catchment design. Please bring gloves, a shovel and water bottle for a day of hands on learning outdoors!

This event is FREE and lunch is provided by our wonderful hosts! If you have food allergies or special dietary requirements you will want to bring your own food.

IMPORTANT: You must register for this event! We have capacity for 25 people to attend so register early! http://november2012permablitz.eventbrite.com

We will be carpooling out to Butte Valley for this event. Meet at the Hwy 32 Park and Ride at 9am on the 10th. If you can provide a vehicle for others to ride in please contact Stephanie at [email protected] or call 530-828-6390.

Please note, excessive rainfall will cancel this event. We will notify you in advance should we need to cancel.

What is a Permablitz?

The best way of describing a Permablitz comes from Australia, the founding continent of the Permaculture movement:

“Blitz”, from the german for lightening, means a focused application of energy. A permablitz is when that energy is focused on installing part of a permaculture system. “Perma” is short for permaculture, which is a design system for sustainable living and land use. As a comprehensive design system, permaculture includes much more than organic food gardening. Growing at least some of our food where we live, however, has always been a central emphasis within the broader picture of permaculture.


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