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Thu, 06/28/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 4:00pm
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 8:30am - Fri, 06/29/2012 - 5:00pm
ARCSA Level 300
Rainwater Harvesting Design and Construction Workshop
June 28-29, 2012
ARCSA's Design and Construction Workshops (DCW) are open to the public, or any industry professional looking to learn more about rainwater harvesting. For anyone seeking the ARCSA Certified Professional designation, this course is a requirement. The DCWs are two day courses designed to give attendees a chance to put their knowledge into practice in designing and constructing an active rainwater collection system. Participants will develop a design plan, site plan, calculate sizing and material to use, and then following through with the step-by-step construction of one or more complete systems by the end of the 2 days. The process will begin at the gutter and follow through various parts going into the storage tank and out through the pump. Screens, first flush diversions, calming inlet, floating intakes, make-up water, overflow, above and below ground tanks, backflow prevention, connections, pumps, filters and UV disinfection will be installed during this workshop. Start-up procedures, operation and maintenance will be performed and a user's manual for the client will be developed along with warning signage, precautions, and warnings. There will be a minimal amount of classroom work covering codes and regulations, developing plans, handling calculations, reviewing some of the components of the system and developing a start-up, operation and maintenance manual for the client.
Please note that the exact times and topic order may vary slightly with each specific workshop. Relevant handouts or presentations will be provided on-site. Tools, supplies and material will be provided. It is recommended that participants bring a laptop computer capable of using Excel and calculator along with work clothes. Lunch and snacks will be included. The completion of a Level 200 course is recommended as calculations, material and use of specific parts learned from this course will be put into practice in this workshop. This workshop is one of the requirements for attaining the ARCSA Certified Professional recognition. Besides this workshop individuals must also accumulate 48 hours of approved 300 level training course hours and then pass an ARCSA Certified Professional Exam in order to attain the ARCSA Certified Professional designation. Click Here for a Tentative Agenda.
Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
For more information about this course, please contact:
Dotty Woodson at email@example.com
For registration help, please contact:
Carol Meadors at firstname.lastname@example.org or (972) 952.9621
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Historic McKinney Farmers Market at Adriatica
Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m (or until sell-out)
The Adriatica market is located at 6851 Virginia Pkway, (the corner of Virginia Pkway. and Adriatic Pkway.), McKinney, TX 75071
Click here for a map
Here are some of the vendors at the market for the 2012 season:
Alice the Facepainter (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
AP Apiaries (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Berry Best Farm (Chestnut Square and Adriatica, seasonal blueberries)
Chef Milton's Chili Nuts (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Donna's Crafty Creations
Dream Art Glass (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Local Family Farms (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Lucidos Herbs, Pasta, Sauces and Canned Vegetables (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Luscombe Farms (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Purple Ranch Lavender (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Rehoboth Ranch Meats (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Stephanie's Cookies (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
St. Lucia Bread Company (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
The Tamale Company (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Three Red Hens Farm (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Come on down and enjoy an old time market…sometimes we’ll have special events and entertainment! While not as diverse as the old Jockey Lot held in downtown McKinney during the mid 20th century, we’ll try to re-create the feel of the old market days. Meet friends, share local news and bring a chair and sit a while!
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
New Product Launch & Happy Hour 6/28, 5-8pm
Please join us as we introduce The Cabinet Concierge and our brand new eco-friendly kitchen with Vetrazzo countertops, Terra Krystal subway tile & hardware by Ferguson. Also presenting 2 new countertops by Elements by Durcon & Dorado Soapstone.
Happy hour and catering by South Paw Organic Grill will be served from 5 to 8pm at the Green Living Showroom. Looking forward to the big night!
Please RSVP by visiting http://www.green-living.com/glcustomerservice.aspx
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 7:00pm
Come with your favorite dish to share; bring your own utensils, plates and drinks, please.
Stephanie Hood is going to share with us and lead a discussion on safe, non-toxic housekeeping. Bring your own recipes, ideas, etc. to share with the group.
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Evening Stroll With a Naturalist: Come and enjoy an evening stroll on the Nature Center’s trails as we explore nature before nightfall.
Evening provides a unique opportunity to view animals that make the Nature Center home. Bring water and wear weather appropriate clothing.
Pre-registration required. $10 (includes admission fee)/MEMBERS $5.
For more information or to register by phone, call 817-392-7410.