Turn water scarcity into water abundance!
- Real life stories and examples permeate the book, including:
- How curb cuts redirect street runoff to passively irrigate flourishing shade trees planted along the street
- How check dams have helped create springs and perennial flows in once-dry creeks
- How infiltration basins are creating thriving rain-fed gardens
- How backyard greywater laundromats are turning “wastewater” into a resource growing food, beauty, and shade that builds community, and more.
- How to create simple tools to read slope and water flow
- More than 225 illustrations and photographs
“What a wonderful, enthusiastic book. Brad Lancaster lives what he preaches—a water-careful lifestyle that is all about more life.”–Ben Haggard , author, sustainable systems designer and teacher
Publisher: Rainsource Press
Published: April 21, 2008
Size: 216mm x 279mm
Format: Paperback, 336pp. Black & white photographs with illustrations
Brad Lancaster has taught, designed, and consulted on regenerative-design systems of permaculture and integrated water-harvesting systems in seven countries since 1993. He created and lives on a thriving solar-powered 1/8th-acre urban oasis in downtown Tucson, Arizona, which harvests 100,000 gallons of rainwater a year where just 12 inches falls from the sky. Brad’s dynamic books, talks, workshops, and living example have inspired tens of thousands of people to ‘plant the rain’ to sustainably grow their local resources. Visit his website at HarvestingRainwater.com.