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Greywater Action events - updates ongoing

Started by Cornelia Apr 9, 2010.

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Comment by Amanda on December 19, 2008 at 11:03pm
Hi Kerrick. I recently moved to Oakland from Ithaca, NY. I grew up in Redondo Beach. In Ithaca, everyone had back yard gardens. There was also a community garden that was a big hit. I know there are some here, but I have not checked them out yet....
Comment by Cornelia on January 9, 2009 at 3:34pm
A message that come through the Greywater Guerillas - though they do not specifically endorse the Aqus technology:

Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is planning to conduct a small pilot
study of the “Aqus” From Water Saver Technologies. The device takes water
from the bathroom sink and pumps it into the adjacent toilet tank. Info
on the device is available at http://www.watersavertech.co

CCWD is planning to install 3 to 5 of the devices in our treated water
service area, which includes Concord, Clayton, Clyde, Martinez, and parts
of Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek. We are looking for homeowners who
would like to participate. Interested homeowners can call me at
925-688-8136 or email at cdundon@ccwater.com


Chris Dundon

Water Conservation Supervisor
Comment by Cornelia on March 3, 2009 at 5:39pm
Hi all,
We're going to have a booth at MakerFaire 2009 at the San Mateo County Expo Center. Are any of you interested in teaching a skillshare with us? MakerFaire is one of the most incredible gatherings of creative folks. It celebrates open source and sharing of ideas, and this year's theme is "Re-Make America" Check 'em out and let me know if you'd like to join us. http://makerfaire.com/#1
Comment by Cornelia on November 3, 2009 at 11:12am
More news from the Greywater Action folks:
Welcome to Greywater Action's first newsletter!
This month there has been lots of momentum building around greywater. San Fransico's Building Inspections Commission voted in support of the new state greywater code , making it easy for people to build simple, low-cost systems without permits (these systems must follow health and safety guidelines outlined in the code). Also, Greywater Action completed our first five day training for installers, and are getting ready to do a second one in Los Angeles next week. Read about some of our first graduates.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Nov. 7th 11am-4pm
West Bay, CA Hands-on greywater workshop
Learn how to divert household greywater from the sewer to the garden, and install a "laundry-to-landscape" greywater system. See greywateraction.org for more info. Cost: $30-100 sliding scale,limited work trade available. To register: Email greywaterworkshops@gmail.com
Sunday, Nov. 29th
Oakland, CA Hands-on greywater workshop.
Learn how to divert household greywater from the sewer into the landscape. We'll install a "laundry to landscape" greywater system from the washing machine to fruit trees in the backyard. Cost: $30-100 sliding scale,limited work trade available. To register:Email info@greywateraction.org
Saturday, Dec. 5th, 10am-11am
Magic Gardens Nursery, 729 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA: Presentation: Backyard greywater. Learn about how to reuse greywater in your yard. Cost: Free No registration necessary. See magicgardens.com for more info.
Berkeley, CA
Movie nights coming! Check our website soon for details.

Action alerts
Help restore steelhead habitat with the Calaveras Dam rebuilding project. A flawed draft of the Environmental Impact Report for the Calaveras Dam project released by the San Fransisco Planning Department is proposing to rebuild the dam in a manner that is incompatible with restoring steelhead below the dam.Tell the planning department to include steelhead restoration in the proposal. For more information see Alameda Creek Alliance or send an email here
Water news
Read about the increased popularity of rainwater harvesting in the Press Democrat. Rainwater Harvesting Update on the Klamath River dams Deal to Raze 4 Klamath Dams

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Comment by Cornelia on February 3, 2010 at 4:42pm
A Wild Foraged Valentine's Dinner from ForageSF - info here
Comment by Michelle (Shelly) jakson on August 11, 2010 at 9:17pm
Hi SF Bay area homesteaders!

I'm looking for a studio, inlaw, cottage, room, etc to rent. I live inS F but want to move to the East Bay (or somewhere in the city of SF with a garden space) to save money and to 'get back in the groove' of things.

Do you know of anyone in need of a roommate or a renter?

I'm a graduate student studying nonprofit management and museum studies. A non smoker, musician, storyteller, loves to bake bread and make jam, and weave, and ride bicycles.
I'm w/out pets, although I adore animals.

Clean, responsible, and respectful.

send me a message if you can help, offer advice, connect me with a friend who has a rental open :-)

Thanks a million!


shellyLjackson at gmail dot com
Comment by Rachel Hoff on August 12, 2010 at 6:05pm
Hello fellow homegrowners! We're having a farm tour (our very first!) in Vallejo on Saturday, August 21st. If you want to come learn something about urban homesteading, gardening or raising livestock send me a private message and I'll give you more info!
Comment by Garden for the Environment on January 18, 2011 at 7:50pm

Hi SFBay Gardeners, 

If you're looking to get some dirt under your fingernails come volunteer with us tomorrow at the Garden for the Environment at 7th ave and Lawton St anytime between 10 and 3. We will be transplanting strawberries and weeding oxalis, among other delightful gardening tasks. 

Hope to see you there!


Comment by Lauren W on May 30, 2011 at 10:15pm
Looking for advice:  I just sprouted some black beans.  Has anyone grown them successfully?  What do they need?
Comment by David Tulkin on June 17, 2011 at 6:43pm
Anyone need free bunny poop for their garden? email me at fogcityrabbitry@gmail.com


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