[Sdpg] SAVE THE DATE!/TUES June 25 /Booksigning & Talk with Brad Lancaster author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands

Margie Bushman, Coordinator, SBCC Center for Sustainability sbpcnet at silcom.com
Wed Jun 5 14:11:49 PDT 2013

*** of note, the San Diego Sustainable Living Institute will be 
hosting a workshop with Brad Lancaster on June 29 & 30th, more info 
at bottom of this email.

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network & Sweetwater Collaborative Present:
  Booksigning & Evening Talk with
Brad Lancaster

author of
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands
Turning Water Scarcity into Water Abundance; Vol.1, 2nd Edition

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
7:30 pm, $5 donation
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery

Rainwater Harvesting expert Brad Lancaster returns to Santa Barbara 
with his newly published 2nd Edition of his award winning, best 
selling book Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands; Turning Water 
Scarcity into Water Abundance, Vol. 1, 2nd Edition on Tuesday, June 25.

Brad's books have always encouraged readers to turn water scarcity 
into water abundance by welcoming rain into our lives, landscapes and 
soils.  In this newly updated 2nd edition, Brad updates real life 
case studies for harvesting rainwater, completely renovates the 
approach to seeing & understanding sediment flows, and adds more 
tools for harvesting rainwater and other often overlooked free 
on-site resources, such as wind, sun, and shade.

Rainwater harvesting is the process of capturing rain and making the 
most of it as close as possible to where it falls.  By harvesting 
rainwater on the land within the soil and vegetation, or in cisterns 
that will later irrigate the land, it is possible to control erosion, 
reduce flooding, and minimize water pollution.  This practice is 
enormously beneficial in a world with a finite supply of fresh water 
that is becoming increasingly polluted.

Although rainwater harvesting has been accomplished by humans in 
virtually every drought vulnerable region of the world for millennia, 
our society, until very recently with the help of people like Brad 
Lancaster, seemed to have a collective amnesia about the utility, 
efficiency, and beauty of rainwater harvesting practices.

Brad Lancaster is an author, permaculture teacher, designer & 
consultant, and co-founder of Desert Harvesters 
(<http://DesertHarvesters.org>DesertHarvesters.org). Brad has taught 
programs for the ECOSA Institute, Columbia University, University of 
Arizona, Prescott College, Audubon Expeditions, and many others. He 
has helped design integrated water harvesting and permaculture 
systems for homeowners and gardeners, including the Tucson Audubon 
Simpson Farm restoration site; the Milagro & Stone Curves co-housing 
projects.  Brad lives on an eighth of an acre in downtown Tucson, 
Arizona, where annual rainfall is less than 12 inches. He practices 
what he preaches by harvesting over 100,000 gallons of rainwater a 
year, and with his brother Rodd, have created an oasis in the desert 
by directing harvested rainwater into a thriving landscape that 
includes abundant gardens, food bearing trees, and habitat for 
wildlife, instead of into the streets and storm drains of Tucson.

The evening talk & book signing takes place at the Santa Barbara 
Central Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 East Anapamu St, SB, 93101, in 
downtown Santa Barbara, on Tuesday, June 25, 7:30-9pm. $5 donation, 
no reservations required.  Co-sponsored by Santa Barbara Permaculture 
Network, Sweetwater Collaborative, & the Permaculture Credit 
Union.   For more information, please call (805) 962-2571, 
margie at sbpermaculture.org.

Event Sponsors:
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Sweetwater Collaborative




*June 29,30 Rainwater & Greywater Workshop with Brad Lancaster
hosted by the San Diego Sustainable Living Institute

Harvesting Rainwater:

Sweetwater Collaborative
We are the successor to the Santa Barbara Green Living Co-op and are 
now locally based.
Our legacy is putting in water harvesting projects using a barn 
raising model, in hands-on, community-based workshops.

Permaculture Credit Union

You Tubes:
Rainwater Harvesting with Brad Lancaster

Sustainable World Radio Podcast Brad Lancaster

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(805) 962-2571
P.O. Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
margie at sbpermaculture.org

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