Bluebird Farm: Water Sense Workshop

Water Sense; Wisdom for Thriving During the Drought

The boysenberries are ripening quickly, and the raspberries are looking lush, but on our monthly “family hike day” up at Grouse Ridge, Tom and I are seeing earth beneath our feet instead of snow, and so we know how dry this drought is.

Because of that, and because of the barrage of quick-fix information I am hearing, I decided to put together a weekend workshop for those who prefer to see the big picture, so that they can make the best choices for their needs.

The workshop will take place on June 27 & 28 at Bluebird Farm.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The 4 top techniques to make your property resilient to drought.
  • Tools for safely and efficiently recycling water from your home to your landscape.
  • How to grow an abundant vegetable garden with limited water.
  • Watering techniques that save water and your landscape.
  • What food and insectary plants are truly drought resistant.
  • How your daily food choices impact our water supply, and how you can improve your health while caring for water, restoring ecosystems, and increasing sustainability.

We will discuss the role of living organisms in the water cycle and what you can do to enhance the full cycle. We will also touch on the amazing nature of water and its role in creating and maintaining life.

You will come away from this workshop not only with practical knowledge and skills, but also feeling empowered, optimistic, and inspired to live sustainably with water.

Saturday and Sunday, June 27 & 28 from 10 am to 5:30 pm

Bluebird Farm, 11153 Cement Hill Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
Price: $180 per person early bird registration before June 22. ($210 per person at the door.)
$150 per person when you register with a friend before June 22.

To register, please use the contact form on this website or the email listed above.  I will send you information on how to complete the process.

This workshop is taught by Renee Wade, with guest teachers Matt Berry and Tom Wade.

Details can be found at