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  • Digital Additive 075 Zonolite Rd NE Suite #1D Atlanta, GA 30306 (map)

Did you know that Atlanta averages 50” of rainfall a year? That means that you could pretty much water your garden and property without ever having to use a drop of city water – if you plan for it.

In this workshop, we’ll explore rainwater as a resource and how it falls in our geography as well as how to capture it for use in your garden – both above ground and in-ground cisterns. We’ll also discuss active vs. passive rainwater collection and land contouring (berms & swales).

And it’s not just about capturing that water, but about using it well; we’ll cover how to get the water back out of your system using the least energy and into helpful systems like drip irrigation and more. At the end of the workshop, we’ll visit a residential property just around the corner featuring a 300-gallon cistern with first flush diverter and submersible pump that feeds and annual garden via drip irrigation.

Earlier Event: November 22
Later Event: November 23
Cobb County Grant Info Session