Thursday, May 8, 2014

Community Resilience Challenge Event at Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale 5/17/14 1-4p


It's May and time for the Transition US Community Resilience Challenge.
We held a brainstorming session last month at to plan what we can do locally this month. The answer: Self watering planter workshop!
You are all invited to attend the Self-Watering Planter workshop at Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale.

A self-watering planter (SWP) is a planter that draws water on an as-needed basis from a storage reservoir.
SWPs have oodles of benefits:
  •   Reduce water loss by evaporation or over spray.
  •   Take the guesswork out of watering and reduce accidental over or under watering.

  •   Keep containers from drying out too quickly in hot weather.
  •   Let you go away over a long weekend without coming
    home to wilted greens.
  •   Provide a stable, consistent planting environment.
Why make your own?
Fruits and vegetables need plenty of water during their growing cycle. You can buy SWPs with big reservoirs, but they’re very expensive and often available only by catalog. Cheaper SWPs are available, but the reservoirs are too small (a mature cherry tomato plant in a container in full sun can drink up to seven cups of water a day). The bigger your reservoir, the longer you can leave your planter between watering, which anyone with a busy schedule can appreciate. By making your own SWP, you control the reservoir size.
As a bonus, once you learn how it works, you'll be able to retrofit any appropriate container to be self-watering.
When/where: Sat May 17, 2014 1-4pm
Full Circle Farm Sunnyvale, 1065 Dunford Way, Sunnyvale, CA
$30 includes all supplies required to create your very own self-watering planter
You MUST register and pay in advance to be able to have the provided supplies. Don't wait to sign up
we have supplies for a max of 15 people. To register and pay, go to http://fullcirclesunnyvale.org/workshop-registration/
If you want to learn, but not make the planter or get the supplies, you can just show up.

2 comments:

Louella Pizzuti said...

If you missed the event but are still interested in how to create your own self-watering planter, check out the info here: http://stealthgardening.wordpress.com

Thorough Lad said...

I was really pleased with my party here. I would be the perfect person to have on an infomercial for this place if they ever had one. Ha! I highly recommend these guys.
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