Montini work day set for Feb. 23
The Sonoma Ecology Center and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District invite volunteers to come out to the Montini Open Space Preserve to help plant trees and shrubs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
As part of this planting project, the group will be using the Groasis Waterboxx to keep the trees and shrubs watered through the seasons.
Described as a “water battery” by its inventor, Pieter Hoff, the Waterboxx is a circular, reusable-planting container that allows plants to thrive in even the most arid regions by harvesting water through condensation instead of relying on irrigation.
It is partially filled with water one time, at planting, after which the Waterboxx collects dew and rain and wicks it slowly to the plant’s roots. After the plant is established, the Waterboxx is removed and can be re-used.
This project is a joint effort by the Sonoma Ecology Center, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, and the Mental Insight Foundation.
Volunteers should be prepared to work hard and get dirty. To volunteer or learn more, contact Cassandra Liu at Sonoma Ecology Center, at 996-0712, ext. 104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.