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Wine into Water: An Afternoon of Wine, Cheese, Chocolate and Fundraising

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Date:
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Time:
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Type:
Fundraiser
Organizer/Author:
Shira
Location Details:
The Kenney Cottage Community Garden
1631 Fifth Street
Berkeley, California

The Kenney Cottage Community Garden needs to connect up to the East Bay Municipal Utility District's water resources if it is to survive. Join us in beginning this Water Fund Drive; your enjoyment of glasses of wine and other delectable treats will provide funding so that Berkeley individuals and families will have water with which to grow vegetables and herbs in
the Kenney Cottage Community Garden.

For further information, 526-7828 or redbud53 [at] juno.com.
Added to the calendar on Wed, Apr 7, 2010 5:48PM

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by turtlemeq
EBMUD water comes from a once-pristine watershed in the Sierras. Valleys more beautiful than Yosemite were dammed and were flooded to create the reservoir form which almost all EBMUD water comes. Our goal should be to stop this depradation of the environment and to dismantle the dams, restoring the natural habitat and beauty.

But by trying to hook up to the EBMUD system in order to water your garden, you are simply creating more demand for Sierra mountain water and ensuring that EBMUD keeps its monopoly and keeps hurting the environment.

It is grossly inefficient to create small urban farms this way that you're doing. The water used in the large Central Valley farms mostly comes from non-mountain sources, such as rivers, runoff, underground aquifers, reclaimed water, etc. While ANY water usage ultimately is harmful, the existing farm-water system is better than using pristine mountain drinking water to water plants in an urban community garden.

Wake up! You're hurting the Earth more than helping it.
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