Editor’s Note: Our beautiful skies and warm weather come at a price, and the Mountain News has just received the following press release from Karelina Resnick of the Self-Reliant Community of Graham about a very timely workshop on catching rain water off of roof-tops and storing it. The presentation, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 9th, will be held in conjunction with the Eatonville Self-Reliant group.
In addition, David Hymel will speak on developing neighborhood economic zones.
72 Days of No Rain
Worried and want to plan ahead? The Eatonville and Graham Self-Reliant Communities will host a joint presentation on water catchments and enterprise centers on October 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Eatonville Public Library. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Bruce Hostetter is the principal of EarthSystems Northwest, a leading designer and installer of Rainwater Harvesting systems in the Seattle area. Mr. Hostetter will present solutions for home scale rain water storage and use of rainwater. Rainwater is a valuable source of high quality water for home use in the garden and in the home when properly filtered and purified. See examples of installed cisterns that will help you decide what might work in your home to make use of this valuable resource.
Our homes are the single most important investments most of us will make in our lifetimes, and we are discovering innovative ways they can be organized into enterprise centers. David Hymel of Rain Dog Designs will lead an exercise on the exciting opportunities that will create local jobs and wealth and export needed goods and services. Sustainable Neighborhoods move in this direction when they produce more than they purchase and consume. We can substantially reduce waste and improve our homes, neighborhoods, and environment without compromising on community values and amenities – a truly positive bottom line.