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Laundry to Landscape: Hands-on Greywater Recycling Installation Workshop

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With our warmest months approaching it’s a great time to plan for ways to water your land- scaping or garden as efficiently as possible. This class gives participants information about how to use, re-purpose and redirect your laundry wastewater for landscape and garden irrigation, and get hands-on experience installing a system in a residential setting.

The first half of the day covers code requirements, greywater compatible products and plants, greywater parts and materials identification, how to calculate irrigation field size and plant water requirements, how to construct a mulch basin, how to create a design for your system, and ultimately how to maintain your greywater system. After a one-hour lunch break we will travel to

the installation site, a local resident/volunteer’s home, where students will get to participate in an installation with the instructor. You’ll get a chance to work with all of the materials and tools, and have a chance to talk through some of the real-life challenges that come up with each unique installation.

Students should bring gloves and their favorite digging tool, a lunch, sunscreen, and a water bottle!

Please note: the workshop starts at 9am, but please arrive by 8:45am to check in. After a brief break for lunch, our hands-on installation is from 1-4pm 

Class Details

1 Sessions

Aptos Main Campus

Jim Heaney 



Please read:  This is a two part class with a morning lecture and an afternoon devoted to a hands on installation of a laundry to landscape gray-water system at a local residence. To help with your planning, here is a quick overview of the day: •9am -12pm: lecture in classroom •12-1:30 break for lunch and drive time to site location •1:30 -4:00 hands on installation. The location of the installation, as well as a detailed map, will be provided at the start of class. The lunch break should provide time to have lunch on campus or at one of the nearby parks if you bring a bag lunch. There are also two local lunch spots that may work for you given the time provided. The hands on portion begins promptly at 1:30. Please be sure to bring/wear the following: •Hat •Clothes you can get dirty in •Water bottle •Gloves •Your favorite digging tool, labeled with your name There will be some tools provided so that students can participate in the landscaping and plumbing work required for the installation. Feel free to call the Cabrillo Extension office during regular business hours (M-F, 9am to 5pm) if you have any questions. Please note: The workshop starts at 9am, but these classes are historically very popular so please arrive by 8:45 am to check in! Please check the interactive college map to be sure you know where the classroom is located. - click on the buildings to see the room numbers! Don't forget that parking is enforced 7 days a week. You can buy a daily parking permit for $4.00 in any of the student parking lots from parking permit dispensers located in the lots. Daily permits are only good for the date of purchase. Permit dispensers only accept credit and debit cards, no cash. For detailed information about parking on campus please go to



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/10/2018 - 3/10/2018 Daily - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: 711 Jim Heaney