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Permaculture Water Techniques

  • Resilience Hub 224 Anderson Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

Are you interested in exploring the opportunities for water harvesting on your property or as an extension of your professional services or community programming? Join us for an evening with Jeff Adams, a permaculture designer coming at us from Moab, Utah.

During this interactive presentation you will discover the fundamentals of water harvesting, including techniques to mitigate stormwater runoff issues, decrease the use of drinking quality water for outdoor irrigation needs, and provide a supplemental water source. Techniques discussed will include water harvesting landscape features such as rain gardens and swales and roof water catchment fundamentals for tank and barrel systems. Basic calculations will be covered for determining how much water you can potentially harvest. Examples of water harvesting projects and programs from around the country will be highlighted.

Jeff Adams is founder and principal of TerraSophia LLC. Jeff builds capacity to regenerate the health of our watersheds by engaging community members through hands-on education projects and ecological design-build services. He has a depth of experience in water harvesting educational training programs and brings a practical and integrated approach to each project with nearly 20 years of experience in various aspects of construction and landscape trades, including 16 years as a certified Permaculture Designer. For more information, visit his website

5:30 - 6:00 - Potluck and snacks

6:00 - 7:30 - Presentation

7:30 - Closing

There is a $10 suggested donation for this event. No one will be turned away for lack of funds -- please get in touch if you'd like us to save you a spot!