rainwater catchment and water conservation, creating an educational model for land and water stewardship

rainwater catchment tank with overflow pipe


Growing a Village/Cultivando un Pueblo, together with Daily Acts (dailyacts.org) and the city of Santa Rosa, recently collaborated on  a rainwater catchment and  water conservation project at a private residence in the junior college neighborhood, intended as a model for upcoming bilingual educational tours.

digging a raingarden that will support the overflow from the catchment tank seeping into the ground into the aquifer, as opposed to flooding the adjacent house or running off into the street.

here is a photo of the prior system, intended to prevent flooding of the home. This system was revamped and the new system conserves water while reducing flooding.

here is a seasonal wetland that was dug as part of the overall project, creating habitat for various creatures, and allowing what would have been floodwaters to eventually seep into the aquifer.

laying the pipes for directing the overflow from the catchment tank into a rain garden.

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Posted April 11, 2024

Pop-up performances at Poppy parquecito, under the walnut trees! Todos son bienvenidos a escuchar musica bajo los nogales!

Got something you want to share with your neighbors?  A song? A story? something else?  Well, Robin, pictured below during a Halloween/Harvest event years ago in the Poppy Creek Green Space, decided to invite her band of ukelele playing women, the Shady Ladies, to play under the walnut trees in our little neighborhood hot spot.

So, she made a little poster, and posted it on our homemade bulletin board on Carr st. by King

In case you can’t read it, it is an invite to come  listen to and join in with the music in our little parquecito near the bulletin board on  Sat., August 26, between 12 and 1 pm.  Watermelon will be provided.  Maybe the next poster and event will be yours. 🙂


Posted August 19, 2023

knome house/casa de knomes

Creative neighbors came up with this pandemic passtime and welcomed young and old to play at and/or add to the knome house in their front yard.

A los vecinos se les occurrio este pasatiempo pandemico y dieron la binevenida a personas jovenes y mayores para jugar y agregar a la casa de knomes en su patio delantero.

Posted July 16, 2023