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Ollas for Water Conservation Workshop


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Ollas are fired clay pots that are buried in the ground and filled with water that seeps through the porous walls. Ollas provide consistent and constant water to plants living nearby. They move water to where plants need them (their roots), without any waste from evaporation. They allow gardeners to conserve water by making better use of available water, getting it to where plants need it and preventing waste (runoff, evaporation, etc.)

This 2-hour workshop led by Diana Kersey of Kersey Ceramics will include a brief lecture about clay pot irrigation, the construction of a “ready-made” flowerpot irrigation olla, and a fun, hands-on opportunity to work with wet clay to create a whimsical, nature-inspired decorative and function knob that will be attached to the lid of your new olla pot. In addition to acquiring the knowledge to make ollas out of commonly found materials, participants will leave with a completed olla base and can pick up their finish fired lid with handmade knobs in about a week.

This event qualifies for San Antonio Water System WaterSaver Rewards.