Free Water: Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond (Video)

Since 1993 Brad Lancaster run a successful permaculture consulting, design, and education business focused on integrated and sustainable approaches to landscape design, planning, and living. And because he lived in a dryland environment, water harvesting became one of his specialties and a passion.

Through his┬ábusiness he’s been able to share this passion and many of the fun innovations and daily adventures that come about from striving to live moresustainably and comfortably in theSonoran Desert.

At home him and his brother harvest about 100,000 gallons of rainwater a year on a 1/8-acre urban lot and adjoining right-of-way. This harvested water is then turned into living air conditioners of food-bearing shade trees, abundant gardens, and a thriving landscape incorporating wildlife habitat, beauty, edible and medicinal plants, and more.


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