How to harvest rainwater
GRINNELL – Learn the hows and whys of harvesting rainwater on your property from Joel and Holly Gettys of Rain Barrel Iowa in Des Moines. Iowa Valley Continuing Education is offering How to Harvest Rainwater on Tuesday, April 22.
The course will cover calculating the potential rain harvest in various scenarios, the variety of containment systems from home made to large-scale, and the pros and cons of each. Practices described in Brad Lancaster's book Rainwater Harvesting, including welcoming the rain, eliminating erosion, and endeavoring to make a homestead "zero runoff," or even a net harvester, will be shown. Considerations toward returning the water to the cycle clean for downstream users will also be covered. The workshop will be tailored to the needs and interests of the participants and will include plenty of time for questions and answers. Learn more about water conservation, rainwater harvesting, and how to use a rain barrel from Joel and Holly Gettys of Rain Barrel Iowa.
Instructors Joel and Holly Gettys own and operate Rain Barrel of Iowa in Des Moines, offering rain harvesting equipment from 55 to 2500 gallons of water storage.
Class will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Class will be held at Iowa Valley Grinnell, 123 6th Avenue West, room 145. Cost of the class is $15. Register for course ENV 1030.(1). How to Harvest Rainwater is the second class in the spring Grinnell Gardener series. The next class in the series will be "Smart Tools for the Farm & Garden" from 6:00 - 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 24. Course number ENV 1300.(1), cost $12.
Registration can be completed by contacting Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 1-800-284-4823 or 641-752-4645. Find more information and register at www.IowaValley.com. Contact Jordan Scheibel at Jordan.Scheibel@iavalley.edu or 641-269-2208 with questions.