BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County‘s Natural Resource Services is planning on hosting a workshop to teach community members how to passively harvest rainwater. The workshop will take place on Saturday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 40 Carlito Springs Road in Cedar Crest.
The workshop will explain how to design, install, and maintain a rainwater harvesting system, teaching homeowners how to collect rainwater from their roofs. Those who attend will have the chance to win a 100-gallon rain barrel via a drawing.
- Why harvest rainwater?
- Evaluating sites for rainwater harvesting features.
- Sizing rainwater harvesting features.
- Installing rainwater harvesting features basins, swales, and soil sponges.
- Selecting plants.
- Watering, pruning, and weeding.
The workshop is a part of BernCo’s Backyard Farming series from the Open Space division. There are only 30 spots open for the workshop, and the county says it is filling up quickly.