Aqueduct-drip system Video

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Filed under: Water, Video
In the Fall of 2008 an old 200 gallon cistern was hooked up to the roof drain on the garden headhouse.  Timber bamboo was harvested and split from a grove on the 10.5 acre property. An aqueduct/drip irrigation system was constructed to carry rainwater from the cistern into the garden’s greenhouse. This  system captured and saved a significant amount of water during the 2008-2009 rainy season. In 1962 Blake Garden, located in Kensington California, was bequested to the UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department. Since then this landscape laboratory is used by faculty, students, staff, and volunteers for design/build projects that address issues of public landscape design, plant use and water conservation. [media id=3 width=320 height=240]