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Jeff Roan
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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to tis form and thought I'd give it a shot. I'm starting a organic garden with heirloom seeds next year so I can harvest more seeds at the end of the year. I have good soil (did a soil test), started composting (made 4 compost bins out of pallets and lined walls with pond liner) planted winter wheat to plow under in the spring then rototill.

But back on topic haha. I have heavey dutie pond liner (some 40' by 40') 7 rain barrels and some junk wood from dumpster diving (Free!). So I need some idea's to set up a water collecting system with those things or cheap materials. The house is at the bottom of the hill an I can harvest water from the roof an haul it up in rain barrels or goto the creek 5 mins away and bring that up in rain barrels.


I wanna just collect it on site though near the garden. We have straw so ill use that around plants to keep weeds down and moisture in (instead of wood chips whitch do te same but you dont want in your soil)
 
Mary Ann Asbill
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Location: Western North Carolina
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Try reading from these sites. Usually I can find the answer to water and gray water questions at one of these places:

http://greywateraction.org/

http://www.harvestingrainwater.com/

http://www.oasisdesign.net/index.htm

Look at the links or section of "resources" at each site and it will take you to more good information. They also have information on storing water, hauling water and containers.
 
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