With climate change making our summers drier and longer, the need to water our plants in a responsible way is more important than ever. In this workshop we will discuss the various options for water-sensitive irrigation, and focus on drip irrigation systems and their benefits. We will practice irrigation planning in different scenarios, from large gardens through to patio containers. In the hands-on part we will get familiar with the typical components of drip irrigation and their setup. Participants will practice the basic tasks of cutting and connecting pipes, punching holes and connecting drippers. You will be able to take home the components if you wish, as well as a handout summarizing the principles of planning an irrigation system.
About the Instructor
Yael Stav (PhD Land. Arch.) is a sustainable design professional, with expertise in vertical vegetation and urban agriculture, from Israel, Australia and Canada. Her PhD work focused on designing sustainable vertical gardens. She teaches and advocates for integrating more plants into urban environments, and enjoys gardening in her domestic micro-farm and in community gardens. Her studio, Invivo Design, located in Vancouver, is involved in educational and design projects related to urban sustainability.