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“The book is a beautifully-written practical guide to planning and creating your own rain garden.” —Green Upgrader

“This is a hard-working book. It’s full of plans, diagrams, checklists, case studies, and solid, practical advice.” —Garden Green Angels Blog

About the Author

Apryl Uncapher is an ecological designer dedicated to rainwater harvesting modeled on nature's examples. Co-author of the San Francisco Rainwater Harvesting Guide, Apryl has consulted on a variety of integrative stormwater management and water recycling projects for more than a decade. With a degree in innovative design engineering from Purdue University and accredited as a LEED professional, Apryl continually sources opportunities to participate in water projects that inspire a sustainable water consciousness. Apryl currently resides in San Francisco where she is passionately preserving water resources with two little girls splashing and dreaming by her side.



Cleo Woelfle-Erskine is a hydrologist, educator, and scholar of water. He co-founded the Greywater Guerrillas, and has led dozens of community-based workshops on rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse across North America. His writing on dam removal, environmental justice, and urban gardening has appeared in High Country News and Yes, among other magazines, and in the anthologies Urban Wilds and Dam Nation. An avid gardener, Cleo is also pursuing a PhD in the Energy and Resources group at UC Berkeley where he is investigating how rainwater harvesting affects streamflow.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press (April 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604692405
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604692402
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have read several books on rain gardening and gray water management, and I've read extensively on permaculture and sustainable growing. I get all these books through my library and haven't bought a one, till now. "Creating Rain Gardens" is the most practical book I've found and I'm ordering my own copy. It's not only inspiring, it's functional. The books with color pictures of finished projects inspire me, but leave me wondering how to create what others have done. I'm not wondering with this book. Lots of diagrams, checklists, black and white photos of each step of the process have educated me so I'm ready to start measuring, calculating, and digging.
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This book gives comprehensive information on how to plan and build rain gardens. Two approaches are included - one can use the directions for the average person or using the information in the side bars use the more mathematical/engineering methods. I have this on Kindle and then bought a hard copy.
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This book is very informative. It covers everything you need to know in order to construct a rain garden. It steps you through: checking soil type, calculating the size of your rain garden, planting, and how to best utilize all rain in your yard. This book is written well and has tons of information. Not only does it cover every topic thoroughly but it also has a checklist for site preparation, rain garden maintenance, etc. at the end of each chapter. If you would like to know how to construct a rain garden - this book is a must.
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I've purchased several books on sustainable living. Some on solar energy, others on gardening, landscape design, rainwater harvesting, and on greywater. Creating Rain Gardens is among the best in my library, both for guidance and instruction. I currently have a rooftop PV system, gutters, and a rainwater harvesting system with a capacity of over 10k-gal installed on my residential property in the Mojave Desert. Here we average about 4-inches of rain per year and we don’t take water for granted. When it rains here, it pours. We can received 2 to 3 inches of rain in an hour, and then nothing for months. Capturing every drop we can is life sustaining. This book provides detailed instruction on how to choose, design, build, plant, and maintain your own rain garden exceptionally well. I certainly recommend it.
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