Get water conservation, landscaping concepts at free workshop

On the lookout for methods to decrease your water invoice? Make your private home’s panorama extra fire-resistant? Then a free workshop on the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead is for you.

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is opening a second free session for its Subsequent to Nature workshop on Sunday, March 13 after the primary rapidly stuffed up.

Joseph Rivera, SDRVC’s interim conservation supervisor who’s organizing the occasion, stated “not within the slightest” did he think about the primary session set for 10 a.m. to midday could be so well-liked.

The free second session shall be held from midday to 2 p.m. Rivera stated there can even be a wait record shaped and “if folks simply come who usually are not on the record they are going to be greater than welcome.”

Subjects and presenters shall be:

• Water administration and conservation with Brook Sarson from Catching H2O. Her presentation focuses on rain water and grey water harvesting.

“Water harvesting could be finished in so some ways,” Rivera stated. “From a easy system linked to gutters or perhaps a small space.”

Using grey water in landscaping — which is home wastewater from sinks and washing machines, for instance, however not from bathrooms — is a approach to save water and maintain it from simply flowing into the ocean, he stated.

• Fireplace danger discount with Conor Lenehan of the Rancho Santa Fe Fireplace Safety District. He’ll speak about gasoline discount and hearth security.

Rivera stated it isn’t stunning the time period “spreading like wildfire” is related to invasive crops since they develop in such abundance and contribute to wildfire danger. Attendees can study extra in regards to the acceptable crops to have close to constructions and plant tips to create a 100-foot zone for hearth prevention.

• Panorama web site design with Cody Harrison of Cornona Enterprises, who will speak about web site design.

• Permaculture with Diane Kennedy from the Finch Frolic Backyard. Permaculture contains the examine of soil, vitamins and microorganisms. An instance is the mycorrhizal fungi, helpful for the growth of tree root methods, Rivera stated.

“It’s tremendous helpful for San Diego native crops,” he stated.

• Water harvesting with Pam Meisner from the San Diego Water Conservation Backyard. She’s going to speak about distinctive and simple methods to seize water.

• Upcycling eucalyptus timber with Tom Hamilton from Lymbercycle. Rivera stated eucalyptus are an invasive tree species in San Diego and really flammable, subsequently posing a “large hearth danger.”

By means of upcycling, the eliminated timber are repurposed into logs for mountain climbing trails or become tables, desks and skateboards, and changed with extra acceptable timber, he stated.

“These are the six most necessary subjects and locations the place folks can work (at their houses),” Rivera stated. “There are a selection of actions they will take … with water, crops and panorama design.”

He stated there shall be solutions for every that may match any finances.

“These are manageable, straightforward … whichever be just right for you,” Rivera stated.

The in-person occasion is an growth on a webinar sequence the conservancy supplied final summer time. Rivera stated he recommends workshop attendees watch the movies prematurely for the subjects they’re excited by. They embody the query and reply periods that occurred when the livestreams had been initially held. This fashion attendees could have background on the subjects and may convey further questions not already posed once they communicate one-on-one with the presenters.

The workshop shall be held on the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, 12655 Sundown Drive in Escondido. It’s a part of the San Dieguito River Park.

To register, go to To view the webinar subject movies prematurely, go to

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