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Nov 16

Honey Sweet Garden

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 2:01 PM by Ann Vallee

poppy for blogMarin-Friendly Garden in San Anselmo

honey sweet garden 250As enthusiastic permaculturists and organic farmers, Jane and her family love to experiment with Marin-friendly practices in their fruitful, bee-happy garden. Dubbed “Honey Sweet Garden” for obvious reasons (honeybees!), lots of hard work and care have gone into reusing and recycling here as much as possible. The garden has veggies and flowers galore, chickens, and an award-winning composting system, for starters. 

Beginning with smaller annual projects like building a greenhouse out of recycled materials, and moving on to more advanced work, Jane shares all of her best accomplishments with us. In the video below, she takes us through the details of her laundry-to-landscape (L2L) graywater system, how it works, and touches on the basic yet crucial calculations necessary as a precursor to any successful L2L set-up. We also get a peek at the garden’s 300-gallon rainwater catchment system. As Jane explains, utilizing a small shed’s rooftop during rainstorms can yield a surprising amount of water!

Explore more Marin-Friendly gardens at: marinwater.org/GardenTour



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