glee Community Garden Key WestAh cuccumber!Help us SAVE WATER

 

shim
Home page Home
About Us About Us
GLEE Key West Community Garden Executive Committee Executive Committee
4x10 Plots
Bucket Containers
Common Beds
Composting and Composting Tea Composting (all about)
Contact Us Contact Us Form
Directions Directions
Garden Calendar
Garden Rules Garden Rules
Garden Wiki Link Garden Wiki Link
Insects and plant issues Insects & "Plant Issues"
Make a Donation Make a Donation
Memberships Memberships Accessibility
Miscellaneous Information and Links Misc. Useful Info.
Organic Fertilizers Organic Fertilizers
Questions and Answers Questions & Answers
Recipe Sharing Recipe Sharing
Recycle and Reuse Recycle & Reuse
Seeds and Soil Seeds & Soil
Videos and Photos Videos & Photos
Water Use Water Use
What to grow and when What to Grow & When
Site Map Site Map


Sign Up for Garden Event Email Notifications

 

Water Use

Before we talk about how water should be used and can be conserved here at the garden, please take a moment to watch this excellent video about ollas, an ancient irrigation technique to help you save water (use up to 70% less water in fact!) while keeping your plants healthy. It's quite enlightening!



The Community Garden has 3 Water Sources; the hand pump, the rain water tanks, and the city water tap. We would like to ask that you use them in that order and only use city water when the well water and rain water tanks are exhausted or in use by other garden members as outlined in your Membership Agreement.

Hand Pump

The well water hand pump is located over next to the Composting. You may need to "prime the pump" by dumping a little water from the city tap on it first. After that, you should be good to go! This "well water" has been tested and is a perfectly acceptable water resource for watering garden plots.

Water Tank

The garden has two rain harvesting water tanks, that are filled from water that drains of the nearby school roofs.

City Water Tap

The City Water tap should be used last, after the well water hand pump and rain harvesting water tanks are exhausted or in use by other garden members.


Stan Dingwater Stan Dingwater: Culprit
The Monroe County Health Department reminds the public to drain standing water in and around properties, especially after rainfall and watering lawns and landscapes, as a means of preventing dengue, a virus that can be contracted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Learn more...

 

Donations



Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens

Please visit our
Sponsors



top