Kalamalka Garden and Patchwork Farms Water Conservation/Irrigation
Organization: Okanagan College - Vernon Campus
This project was part of Okanagan College’s Demonstration Garden/Patchwork Farms initiative (where the two-acre site has been assembled to showcase best practices in water stewardship and conservation, small scale agriculture and intensive horticulture). It focused on sustainability, including infrastructure, governance and educational opportunities, for the Garden and Farm. This project’s activities and goals included: improvement of the water usage/conservation at the demonstration Garden/Farm at Okanagan College – Vernon Campus, elimination of over-watering and wasted water through efficient irrigation and moisture measurement tools as well as documenting the irrigation/water conservation measures in order to improve usage rates year over year.