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Friday, August 8, 2008

Rainwater Harvesting

Turning Water Scarcity into Water Abundance
A slide show and book signing with Brad Lancaster!
Monday, Sept. 8th, 2008 - 7:30 pm at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center’s – North Garden Stage
This is an outdoor location – please dress accordingly

Get out your shovels and dance in the rain!

That is what Brad Lancaster’s second volume in his trilogy on Rainwater Harvesting will make you want to do.

Rainwater Harvesting Earthworks are one of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective ways of passively harvesting and conserving multiple sources of water in the soil. Building on the information presented in Volume 1, Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Vol 2, shows you how to select, place, size, construct, and plant your chosen water-harvesting earthworks. It presents detailed how-to information and variations of a diverse array of earthworks, including chapters on mulch, vegetation, and greywater recycling so you can customize the techniques to the unique requirements of your site. Returns come in the form of beauty, food, shelter, wildlife habitat, and passive heating and cooling strategies, while controlling erosion, increasing soil fertility, reducing downstream flooding, and improving water and air quality.

Brad Lancaster has been active teaching, designing, and consulting on the sustainable design system of Permaculture & integrated rainwater harvesting systems since 1993. He lives what he teaches on a thriving, award-winning eighth of an acre urban Permaculture site he created in downtown Tucson, Arizona.

Suggested donation of $5 to $10 to support Brad’s great work! No one turned away for lack of funds! Plan on buying and having autographed by Brad several copies of the book for holiday gifts!!

This event sponsored by the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center’s WATER Institute
For more information call: 707-874-1557 x 206. For directions to OAEC see