Andy Tee wrote:... the tenants do not want to build tanks or use barrels for filtration. I'm very familiar with banana circles and have put them to use before, but apprehensive for this particular setup.
One idea is to have pits with gravel, with a series of vetiver and lemongrass plantings opening up into a larger pit of carbon(saw dust) with other plants that enjoy moisture. All to be chopped and dropped. Carbon and ash to be added to the pit periodically. ... The climate is dry and soil types are free draining so any moisture in the landscape is a boon.
Cristo Balete wrote:
Laundry bar soap (Zote, Fels Naptha) makes 10 gallons of laundry soap. I know, some people don't want to use anything with tallow in it, but one small bar that costs about $1.50 makes 10 gallons worth, so the amount is very small. Detergents do way more damage to the earth and to us. Making a smaller batch with 1/4 of a bar gives about 2 gallons, which is easier to store. Specific directions are online.