Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket will host a free rainwater harvesting workshop on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. This seminar, presented by Jack Burden, will cover the basics of rainwater capture and reuse.
Jack Burden, of Raindrops Cisterns Inc., is an accredited professional of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association with 25 years of experience. He grew up as a “waterman” in south Florida and his connection with the resource goes back to his early days sailing and diving in south Florida. While working in Bangladesh, Burden witnessed water riots at the India/Bangladesh border. This experience led him into rainwater harvesting, waste water and storm water reuse.
Burden has developed Florida-state approved continuing education courses on rainwater harvesting for the state plumbers association. He has also served as a national trainer for the American Rain Catchment Systems Association.
The workshop will cover areas such as water capture, treatment, and reuse strategies; sewage treatment solutions for any size water systems; and water treatment and reuse. The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session.
The GreenMarket regularly offers the community free workshops and seminars covering topics such as urban farming, sustainability and organic practices in homes and gardens. Now in its 7th year, the GreenMarket provides a space where local growers, bakers and artisans can meet with residents and visitors.