Nate Downey on water harvesting
Harvest the Rain, Book Tour with Nate Downey
West Coast Tour Sept 26-Oct 30 Portland OR to San Diego CA
Tour website www.harvesttherain.com
Tour Organizer Santa Barbara Permaculture Network www.sbpermaculture.org
Book Tour Sponsor Permaculture Credit Union www.pcuonline.org
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If we want thriving landscapes, abundant food, strong communities, and sustainable economies, we can start by treasuring the rain.
Join Nate Downey, author of the newly published book Harvest the Rain for a talk and book-signing, as he shares thoughts and strategies for taking advantage of rain, a precious resource that falls free from the sky.
For millennia, people relied on rainwater harvesting to supply water for households, landscape, livestock, and agricultural uses. Today, our planet's water shortage is a reality for people worldwide, but actually enough precipitation falls annually to provide ample water for everybody. We simply have to collect, store, distribute, and reuse just a small percentage of that which falls from the sky.
Fortunately this way of saving the world comes with perks such as increasing your property's value, lowering your utility bills, or simply creating a comfortable oasis outside your door.
Nate Downey shows you the way with his practical book that anyone can use to begin implementing rainwater harvesting designs today.
Harvest the Rain is low tech, designed for everyone, everywhere, even for those with limited time and money. In addition to cisterns, gray water, and earthworks, the book shares important ways to help protect your local watershed.
Nate Downey has been a successful permaculture landscape designer and installer for eighteen years with his company Santa Fe Permaculture; a columnist for the last twelve years for the Santa Fe New Mexican Real Estate Guide, and a past President of the Permaculture Credit Union. He published Roof Reliant Landscaping in 2008.
"Every drop of rain
is an opportunity,