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Water Use

Before we talk about how water should be used and can be conserved here at the garden, please take a moment to watch this excellent video about ollas, an ancient irrigation technique to help you save water (use up to 70% less water in fact!) while keeping your plants healthy. It's quite enlightening!

In the community garden we value water, and use alternative water sources and irrigation techniques.

Hand Pump

The well water hand pump is located over next to the composting. You may need to "prime the pump" by dumping a little water from the city tap on it first. After that, you should be good to go! This "well water" has been tested and is a perfectly acceptable water resource for watering garden plots.

Water Tank

The garden has two rain harvesting water tanks, that are filled from water that drains of the nearby school roofs.