Laundry to Landscape Greywater System Installation 9/27/15

Save water with greywater!

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This is the Chico Permaculture Guilds FOURTH workshop of the year and the first after our summer break. The workshop will take place Sunday, September 27th from 10am to 5pm.  Please RSVP to attend this workshop by following this link.

Learn how to divert greywater from a washing machine to irrigate the landscape with a laundry to landscape (L2L) greywater system. This type of greywater system is low cost, generally does not require a permit, and is easy to install in most home applications.


  • Basic system overview of L2L greywater
  • How to install a simple greywater system from a top load high efficiency washing machine
  • How to best utilize greywater in the landscape using mulch basins
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will learn about and participate in the construction of a real L2L greywater system.

No prior experience is required but for better understanding it is recommended participants attend the free CPG September Gathering on September 20th from 10am to 1pm at the Chico Library meeting room (1108 Sherman Ave. Chico, CA). This gathering will cover common greywater systems including the L2L system, a mock up of parts/materials required for a L2L system as well as current California codes for greywater.

You can learn more about the September Gathering here: Or via Facebook here:



  • Paper, pens/pencils and clipboard for taking notes
  • Hat, gloves and sturdy closed toe shoes
  • Water bottle (preferably not glass)
  • This is a POTLUCK so please bring a dish to share and your own utensils, plate and a cup
  • Chairs to sit in


  • What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If there is interest we can set up a carpool at the Chico Park and Ride [Highway 32 at Fir Street]. Let us know of your interest when you RSVP.

  • Is there a cap on the number of participants? **

Yes. Due to space we are only able to have 20 participants for this workshop. Please RSVP as soon as possible to ensure your spot for this course.

Please leave your pets at home.

Workshop Cost: Suggested donation is $40, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please contact Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper with any questions at 530-828-6390 or email to

** Earthshed Solutions (Chico Permaculture Guild is now a program of this organization) will be holding more greywater courses in 2016. Contact Stephanie to get on the email list to stay updated on courses as they become available and to learn about how to become a member for a reduced cost on classes and workshops.



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