This CatchingH2O course filled my wonderment of all the possible modalities of utilizing water in and around a landscape. I feel completely competent and able to move with these teachings from now on, helping in my own life and sharing with others. now that Pandora’s box has opened, I am excited to explore even deeper into these regenerative practices, and see where we can grow and learn even more evolved ways of living! The gratitude and excitement is over flowing 🙂
Invaluable hands-on practice of installing and maintaining a variety of water management systems, from rainwater collection to greywater earthworks. Depth and breadth, with excellent feedback. Nice balance of direct instruction and modeling as well as room for independent practice. Very grateful for the opportunity to take part in this class!
The course was more intensive than I thought, but I did like jumping in and immersing myself in the material. I feel I was really able to grasp the concepts, especially in the additional work days.
The homework and test were really helpful to inspire me to go through the books and reading materials, and apply what I learned.
I am so happy I signed-up for this course! Brook offers a fun, welcoming, and hands-on learning environment for her students. Through this course I became confident working with tools and systems that I did not have much experience with before. It feels empowering, and the community of people that you meet during the course is truly incredible! I recommend this course to anyone who has the slightest curiosity of water and how it can be better utilized in our daily lives to help the natural world.
This course far exceeded my expectations which were already high given Brook’s expertise. What I didn’t expect is how confident I would feel by the end of the course to install greywater and rainwater systems on my own. I had expected I would understand all the options better but, No, this course gave me the education AND the hands-on experience to install my own systems. I HIGHLY recommend this course!
The Water Harvesting Certification course was like no other and greatly exceeded any expectations I had. I didn’t want the course to end. In class days are informative and give a foundation for hands on site work. Learning by doing and working with fellow students along side Brook and the other CatchingH2O Team was more than inspiring. We completed several projects at different sites from start to finish and maintained different kinds of systems all over San Diego. If you are looking for an authentic learning experience and to work towards something that makes the world a better place, this is the course for you.
This was a fantastic course! Brook is a passionate, inspiring teacher. I learned practical skills to be able to install water harvesting systems at my own house and gained a foundation of knowledge that I can keep building upon into the future. The class was fun and rewarding, I recommended it for anyone interested in building a more tangible connection to our water resources and learning how to implement simple, effective solutions for a more water resilient future!
Challenging and crazy fun! The opportunity to collaborate and implement strategies with this experimental, encouraging group was the perfect mix. We learned how to install laundry greywater systems, rainwater tanks and catchment systems, along with thought provoking passive earthwork experimentation. Brook exposed us to a broad range of catchment “problems”, along with creative solutions in a true “hands on” work environment. I’ve been able to bring these ideas home and are implementing as was my intention. Best part? Meeting and working with a smart, creative, energetic bunch of entrepreneurs from the San Diego area-what fun!❤️
I had been researching rainwater/greywater for a few years now but didn’t understand it completely. The course was exactly what I needed to fill in the gaps and necessary details in order to plan, build, and maintain successful strategies for water harvesting. The hands-on nature of the course was excellent and working alongside Brook and the rest of the course students was a great experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is serious about water harvesting!!
This class was amazing! Brook is an awesome teacher and I left the course feeling like I could install these systems at my own house. I loved the hands on experience and felt it was crucial to learn all of this stuff.
Brook is one of the most inspiring people I’ve met. She’s extremely knowledgable, a great teacher, and it’s apparent how passionate she is about teaching others to harvest water (she also makes spending an entire day digging fun). I learned a ton in this course – it’s the perfect combination of classroom learning (so you understand the theory and where to start) with hands on implementation (so you can actually do it in real life). I also met a great group of fascinating people connected by a drive to take an active role in converting our fragile and dessicated Southern California landscape to one of resilient abundance. I really can’t say enough good things about this course – it’s more than worth your time and money.
Will Hutchison & Noelle Bowlin
Vickie and Chris
I just had CatchingH2O install my greywater laundry system today.
I cannot thank Brook enough for her work. The workshop was more than fun, we met amazing people who want to do what they can to play a part in water conservation. I made friends today AND found a new reason to enjoy doing my laundry. Every time I wash my clothes, I am providing life to my fruit orchard. Brook knows her stuff, and is extremely educated on all things greywater. So grateful to have made a new friend. CatchingH2O is legit and provides everything you need to reuse your water.
Brook is one of the most inspiring people I’ve met.
She’s extremely knowledgeable, a great teacher, and it’s apparent how passionate she is about teaching others to harvest water (she also makes spending an entire day digging fun). I learned a ton in this course – it’s the perfect combination of classroom learning (so you understand the theory and where to start) with hands on implementation (so you can actually do it in real life). I also met a great group of fascinating people connected by a drive to take an active role in converting our fragile and dessicated Southern California landscape to one of resilient abundance. I really can’t say enough good things about this course – it’s more than worth your time and money.
Working with CatchingH2O was an absolute joy.
They did a remarkable job making recommendations on strategies following the site survey that suited my DIY nature. What really impressed me was the follow up idea to host a workshop at my home to address my budget constraints installing our laundry to landscape system. One year later, we have a greywater oasis and take great pride in our decision to work with CatchingH2O.