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July 14th EPG Soiree

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  • Jude Hobbs
    Eugene Permaculture Guild s monthly Soiree Join us Monday July 14th at The River House Meet at 6 for frisbee * Tour* at 6:30 * Potluck* at
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2008
      	Eugene Permaculture Guild's monthly 'Soiree'
      		Join us Monday July 14th at The River House
      							Meet at 6 for frisbee 
      								Tour at 6:30  
      									Potluck at 7:00 with design discussion to follow
      											Location: 301 N. Adams*
      Topic:  Designing a Water Wise Demonstration Garden at the River House
      With: Jeff S. Petersen, Water Management Specialist with Eugene Water & Electric Board
      	 Jude Hobbs, Permaculture Designer with Cascadia Landscape Design 
      	           and Group Discussion
      The organizations currently involved in this project are Eugene Parks and Rec., Eugene Storm Water Management, 
      	The Eugene Permaculture Guild, Lane County Master Gardeners, and EWEB.  
      Some of the design criteria:
      1.	Use of rainwater catchments for providing water for plants in
      		the garden and the adjacent community garden.  Rainwater catchments
      		would also be used as a method for storm water mitigation.
      2.	Use of edible plants as part of the landscape, representing the
      		aesthetics and edible qualities of different plants, i.e. fall color of
      		blueberry bushes or the privacy of an espalier apple tree hedge.
      3.	Rain garden use to mitigate storm water on site.
      4.	Possibly incorporating part of the compost demonstration area
      		into the garden.
      5.	Signs explaining principles of water wise gardening.
      6.	Garden should create an inviting feeling so pedestrian traffic
      		will want to walk through the garden.
      7.	This garden is a demonstration of ideas for homeowners.
      The time line is to foster partnerships and create the design this year.
      Next year would be the construction phase.  Maintenance of the garden
      would be by volunteers or open to bid to one of the Water Wise
      Landscape Contractor companies in Lane County.
      * Directions: 301 N. Adams
      On the river bike path at North Adams, or Duck Beach or a
      quarter mile west of the Rose Garden, or a quarter mile east of the
      Whiteaker Community Garden/North Grand.  We will meet for Potluck at Duck
      Beach, across the bike path from River House. 
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