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Green is where the Heart Is for March 12th, 2014

“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” ~Lao Tzu

By MO LINQUIST
Contributing Writer

Have you ever wondered how to collect and use rainwater, especially using it from a rain barrel to water potted plants and landscaping around the base of the home? 
You may also be curious about low energy pumps that can be used to automatically water small spaces. Do you know about drip irrigation, which can put water at the base of a plant for maximum effect, rather than spraying everything with sprinklers and wasting water?
Water is one of our most precious commodities and Kure Beach Stormwater and Environmental Committee wants to share information that will be educational and useful and perhaps save you money. 
On Monday March 17th at 6:30pm come to the Kure Beach Community Center during the open committee meeting and hear a presentation on this subject with expert Dru Harrison, Director of the New Hanover Soil and Water District as she addresses these questions and more including the ability of soil and water district staff to help homeowners design a "capture" system and put the water to good use. Melanie Doyle from the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, a horticulturalist and an expert in the use of native plants, will talk more about
capturing rain water and how she uses it to irrigate all of the plants and gardens at the aquarium.
Rainwater harvesting and usage can not only divert rain water from going into our storm sewers, it can also keep it from ponding in your yard and according to the Town of Kure Beach newsletter, this is an excellent way to use rain water to help you cut down on your water usage (and perhaps save you money on your water bill.)
Water is one of the two catalyst elements in Chinese 5 element theory.  It has a peaceful and introspective quality, but can also be strong and aggressive when in overabundance.  
In feng shui we learn to balance the elements and by harvesting the rain and using it to water our plants we become good stewards of our world.  Join us in this delightful presentation to learn how to be good stewards.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.  
Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology.
Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 20 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success.
To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.personplace.com FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-458-7822 office or 330-904-3636 cell.