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1 Rainwater Harvesting Master Gardener Specialist Training Dotty Woodson Extension Specialist – Water Resources Texas AgriLife Extension Dallas Urban Solution Center Dallas, Texas

2 Water Issues Water Quality Water Quality –Runoff from landscapes largest source of non-point water contamination Water Conservation Water Conservation –Irrigation increases water use by 35 to 65% –50% of Texas water goes to irrigation

3 ISSUES Population of Texas Population of Texas Water Resources Water Resources New Lakes New Lakes Dredging old Lakes Dredging old Lakes Infrastructure Infrastructure Water Treatment Plants Water Treatment Plants Non-point Source Non-point Source

4 Population of Texas Double by 2060 Double by 2060 From 21 million to 46 million From 21 million to 46 million Double the demand on water resources Double the demand on water resources Water supply expected to decrease from 17.8 million acre feet to 14.6 Water supply expected to decrease from 17.8 million acre feet to 14.6 –Sedimentation and reduced aquifer yields

5 Potential Water Resources Groundwater Groundwater Surface water Surface water Rainwater Rainwater –Purity and Softness –Outdoor and indoor use Texas Texas –38 billion gallons with 10% roof area as catchment Dallas Dallas –2 billions gallons with 10% roof area as catchment Fort Worth Dallas

6 Extensions Response Master Specialist Training Create Curriculum Create Curriculum Train County Agents Train County Agents –Issues –Rainwater Harvesting Train Master Gardeners Train Master Gardeners –Presentations –Demonstrations Resources Resources –Rainwater Harvesting Manual –CD with Power Points, evaluation and reporting form –Rain Barrel –Wildlife Trough

7 Master Gardener Specialist Training Model Advanced Training in Specialty Field Advanced Training in Specialty Field To Support and Expand Extension Educational Programs To Support and Expand Extension Educational Programs Volunteer Obligation Volunteer Obligation Entomology Entomology Fire Ants Fire Ants Earth Kind Earth Kind Plant Detective Plant Detective Plant Propagation Plant Propagation Greenhouse Management Greenhouse Management Rainwater Harvesting Rainwater Harvesting *Irrigation Efficiency * Rain Gardens

8 Training Methods Manual Manual 12 hours 12 hours Lecture Lecture Power Points Power Points Hands-on Demonstrations Hands-on Demonstrations Evaluation Evaluation Volunteer Charge Volunteer Charge

9 RWH Master Gardener Training Agenda In Class Issues Issues Watershed and Stormwater Management Watershed and Stormwater Management Rainwater Harvesting Basic Rainwater Harvesting Basic Landscape for Water Conservation Landscape for Water Conservation Making a Rain Barrel Making a Rain BarrelOutdoors Setting up Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration Setting up Rainwater Harvesting Demonstration PVC Basics PVC Basics Drip Irrigation Basics Drip Irrigation Basics Making a Wildlife Trough Making a Wildlife Trough

10 RWH Master Gardener Training Funding Water Quality Water Quality Stormwater Management Stormwater Management Water Conservation Water Conservation Training Tuition Training Tuition

11 RWH Tuition Training Self Funded Manual Manual Denim Shirts Denim Shirts Name Tags Name Tags Rain Barrels Rain Barrels Birdbaths Birdbaths Food Food

12 Extension Support Expertise Expertise –Design –Construct Laptop and Projector Laptop and Projector Screen Screen Rain Barrel Demo Rain Barrel Demo Drip Irrigation Resource Box Drip Irrigation Resource Box Funding Funding

13 Rainwater Harvesting Master Gardener Specialist RESULTS 6 Training held in 6 Counties 6 Training held in 6 Counties 190 Master Gardeners Trained 190 Master Gardeners Trained 16 Demonstrations 16 Demonstrations 220 programs 220 programs 1006 Contact Hours 1006 Contact Hours $19, $19,063.70

14 RWH MG Specialist Certification and Recognition One RWH Demonstration One RWH Demonstration One Master Gardener Training One Master Gardener Training 3 to 5 Presentations 3 to 5 Presentations Report Report Evaluations Evaluations Recognized at State Master Gardener Meeting with Certificate and Name Tag Hanger Recognized at State Master Gardener Meeting with Certificate and Name Tag Hanger

15 RWH Training Demonstrations Public Land County Building County Building Park Park Community Garden Community Garden Library Library School School

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22 Resources Beadribble.com Beadribble.com horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/index.html horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/index.html

23 For More Information Dotty Woodson Extension Program Specialist- Water Resources Texas AgriLife Extension Coit Road Dallas, Texas


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