MG 2014 Earth Skills #1: Rainwater Harvesting

MG 2014 Earth Skills #1

Rainwater Harvesting

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Sponsored by MG and co-hosted by People Organized to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights (PODER)

Featuring Greywater Action : Celebrate INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY with a Women-led org of Greywater Installation technicians!


Barrel installation with MG. California Hotel, West Oakland.

Saturday March 8
Located at PODER’s Secret Garden
2710A Harrison St. near 23rd St, Mission District, SF (enter gate on right side of the house)

“Where is the rain, anyway??” With California experiencing its driest winter ever, and looking forward to record breaking water scarcity in 2015, capturing the little rain we get and managing our water is an increasingly critical act. Though it is sacred and necessary for all life, water has been turned into a profit-making commodity which prevents numerous communities from accessing clean water for their health and survival. It is even being leveraged against poor communities in the US, violating a fundamental human right and further marginalizing people.
Through this workshop we will talk about water management and learn about one step we can take towards becoming stewards of our own water supply again. We will install a simple and effective system to capture & store rainwater that falls on our roofs. This system is low-cost & low-tech and easy to duplicate in many urban settings!

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes & shoes and layers!
  • Notebook and pencil for drawing & taking notes
  • Work gloves (optional)

What you get:

  • Lunch!
  • Hands-on experience installing water catchment barrels
  • Reference materials to take home
  • Help PODER build community resilience in the Mission!

For more information and to reserve your space, please contact Carla M. Pérez with Movement Generation at:
510.649.1475 or

Download the flyer in English and Spanish.