This Weekend! Water Class and Open House

Join us for the last weekend of the internship program!
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This will be the last weekend of our internship program.  Our final sustainable systems class on Saturday focuses on harvesting rainwater and creating greywater systems, just in time for monsoon season! 

Come out for our Open House on Sunday!  Our awesome graduating interns will share some of what they have learned during the past two months at Ampersand.  The hot topics will be Creating Sustainable Community and Humanure Composting Systems.  Don't miss our amazing interns!

Greywater Systems and Rain Catchment

Saturday July 12, 10 to 4

Learn to harvest and make use of our important water resources. This class will cover the basic elements of rain collection systems including sizing and siting your tank as well as keeping the water clean. We will also discuss accessories like tank gauges, first flush systems, and filters for DIY systems.

Household waste water is also a valuable resource for irrigation in our dry climate. Learn to use it safely for creating gardens and wildlife habitats. We will cover the essentials: New Mexico greywater code, appropriate soaps, and basic gravity fed greywater systems like mulch basins, infiltration chambers, and pumice wicks. We will tour Ampersand’s systems to observe these concepts in action.

We will focus on Rainwater Catchment systems from 10am to 12:30

Lunch Break 12:30 to 1:30 Bring your lunch!

Greywater Systems 1:30 to 4pm

You may join us for just the morning or afternoon.  Read more here.

Open House and Potluck

Sunday July 13

You are invited to tour our site, join in a volunteer project, and join in our community. Come for a couple hours or the whole day.

2pm to 4pm Get your hands dirty with us for a little earthen plastering!

4:30  We will guide you on a tour of Ampersand's sustainable systems and naturally built structures.

5:30pm Graduating Intern presentations and Potluck

Free! Donations appreciated!

Please RSVP
Here are Lena and Kelly, our graduating interns at the beginning of their time at Ampersand.  It's been quite a time! 
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