When It Rains It Stores: Rainwater Harvesting on the Farm

Participants in this workshop will learn how to capture stormwater, irrigation tailwater, direct rainfall, and water from fields, buildings, parking areas, and other impervious surfaces to reuse for irrigation, wildlife, fire protection, and other uses on the farm. Information and guidance will be provided on different approaches and systems and how to get free planning, design, and financial assistance for the installation of water harvesting systems. Information will be provided on water treatment/purification systems. The NRCS worked with Steven Butler of Lindencroft Farm to help design and finance his water harvesting system, and he will share his experience of installing a water harvesting system on his farm.


Steven Butler, Lindencroft Farm, Ben Lomond, CA;
Rich Casale, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Capitola, CA.