Tuesday, June 14, 2011

berkeley eco-house

laundry to landscape system
nifty drinking fountain out in the garden
green roof, of mostly succulents
allium bud about to blossom. and delicate spider web to the left.
planting of the greywater system

straw bale demo/display window

we finally made it over to the berkeley eco-house (now that we live on the same block!). it is a wonderful demonstration house and garden brought to us by berkeley's ecology center. the house features a solar heater, solar panels, greywater system, rainwater catchment, and all the other "green fixings" indoors (because there are tenants, our tour was outdoors).

the garden is a thriving permaculture garden with lots of veggies, swales, a strawbale tool shed with living roof, greywater fed irrigation, and more.

i encourage all of you local folks to make a trip over to the eco house for one of their tours and workshops and support the ecology center by getting a membership!

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