Unlocking IBC Totes for Rainwater Catchment ($200)


Save yourself time, money, and frustration and learn with Gabriel Hahn, Water Systems Manager at Custom Foodscaping. What you'll get: 

  • A printable IBC tote installation field guide with step-by-step instructions

  • A detailed parts checklist

  • On-the-job walkthrough videos

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The heavy lifting is already done

IBC totes save big money and why aren’t they used by professionals more often?

  • There's a long installation learning curve-- this manual shortens it for you!
  • The fittings often aren't universal and need adaptive parts-- Gabriel's nitty-gritty parts checklist has you covered!

Return to Gabriel's video walkthroughs again and again as you take on IBC tote installation projects for your clients.


Why IBC Totes?

Intermediate bulk containers (IBC) offer huge cost savings. A 1,100 gallon tank can easily cost $4,000 with shipping--yikes!

IBC totes cost the installer less than $1,000 when you follow the methods in this course. You can also reclaim totes rather than buying them new and take perfectly usable materials out of the waste stream!


Who's this installation manual for?

  • Professional foodscapers
  • Experienced landscapers
  • DIYers looking to upgrade their water management skills
  • Individuals with moderate training or background in water catchment, general plumbing, or carpentry skills

What's included?

  • A printable field guide for installing IBC totes (includes technical, step-by- step instructions)
  • On-the-job videos with plumbing installation walkthroughs and advice
  • A comprehensive parts and tools list
  • Guidance on avoiding the pitfalls of odd fittings
  • Info on synching multiple tanks for low cost
  • Options for winterizing and diversion
  • A resource list for sizing calculations, siting, and part sourcing
  • Case study photos

Learn to install IBC totes

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Gabriel Hahn

Gabriel loves connecting himself and others to the innumerable joys and wonders brought to us by the living world, and is captivated by moving water and everything that grows. He began working in organic vegetable production in 2007 and soon found himself living on permaculture farms in Ecuador and Peru, catalyzing a passion to use water responsibly, localize the food system, and live more communally with people and land. In 2012, Gabriel started and managed Seeds of Hope Farm in Spanish Lake, MO, where for 5 years he honed a focus on increased access to and education around local, healthy food. Looking to expand his working knowledge of plants and integrated living systems, he then spent two years at Brambleberry Farm in Southern Indiana. As Water Systems Manager, Gabriel oversees design and implementation of water management and retention systems.