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Make your own Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden)


Make your own Olla (ancient irrigation for your garden).

During this three hour workshop you shall make your own Olla using terracotta clay and the coil building method. Your Olla will hold approximately three to four litres of water, and you will also make a lid.

Your garden creation will remain at the studio to dry and be kiln fired. Once you learn the making method you can make as many as you need at home for your garden and bring them into the studio for kiln firing.

An Olla is an ancient watering/irrigation system constructed with unglazed porous clay pots. Ollas can save 30% to 70% of the water used by other irrigation methods. Veggies and flowers love Ollas, they provide just the right amount of water exactly when the plants need it.

Installing an Olla is simple, dig a hole, bury the pot and fill it with water. One three litre Olla will irrigate a 60 x 60 centimeter garden bed.


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