[permaculture] BOOK SIGNING TOUR& SLIDE SHOW Brad Lancaster author Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands, Volume 1 Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Life NM , AZ , CA, Mar 26 -Apr 30 2005

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
Tue Mar 21 08:48:54 EST 2006


BOOK SIGNING TOUR& SLIDE SHOW Brad Lancaster author Rainwater Harvesting 
for Drylands, Volume 1 Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Life 
www.harvestingrainwater.com/
Turn Water Scarcity into Water Abundance! Welcome Rain Into Your Life and 
Landscape. Join Brad Lancaster as he explains tools & techniques for 
implementing sustainable water systems for your home, landscape, and 
community, using onsite resources. Brad is a teacher, designer, and 
consultant on the sustainable design system of permaculture & integrated 
rainwater harvesting systems since 1993.

Brad will also be on hand to sell and sign copies of his new book Rainwater 
Harvesting for Drylands, Volume 1 – Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into 
Your Life and Landscape.

Tour organizers in California Santa Barbara Permaculture Network 
www.sbpermaculture.org 805-962-2571 in Northern and  Central Arizona Susan 
Defeitas sdefreitas19 at hotmail.com (928) 713-0917 and in Phoenix Greg 
Peterson greg at urbanfarm.org, (602)565-7045, another great cooperative 
effort of sharing skills, connections and resources also visit Brad's 
Website for updates on other Book Signing Locations during the year 
www.harvestingrainwater.com/


TOUR DATES 2006  NM , AZ , CA,  Mar 26 -Apr 30 2005


DATES FOR NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA

Sunday, March 26, Tucson  10am to noon Tucson Botanical Gardens 2150 N. 
Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ
Contact Jim at 791-9309

Tues March 28  7pm . - Prescott Tuesday,The Crossroads Center of Prescott 
College (220 Grove Ave.)
Contact Susan Defeitas sdefreitas19 at hotmail.com (928) 713-0917

Wed March 29th , 2 PM Flagstaff  @ Winter Sun Trading Company (107 N. San 
Francisco St.) Susan Defeitas  sdefreitas19 at hotmail.com

Wed March 29   7pm  - Sedona  7 PM @ The Institute for Ecotourism (91 
Portal Lane) Contact Susan Defeitas  sdefreitas19 at hotmail.com

Thursday, March 30th, Flagstaff WORKSHOP 11 AM - 3 PM, Southside Community 
Garden (San Francisco and Dupont)
  Native Movement and the Edible Landscape Initiative *Suggested Donation 
$10- $30*
For more information contact Brett at (928) 310-8059 or 
brett at nativemovement.org
Thursday, March 30 - Flagstaff  Wednesday,  7 PM @ NAU Forest Science 
Complex, Bldg. 82, Rm 17 (110 E. Pine Knoll Dr.) Contact Susan 
Defeitas   sdefreitas19 at hotmail.com

Friday, March 31 - 1pm Phoenix   Arizona State University College of Design 
Architecture Building Room AED 60 Basement
Friday March 317pm Unlimited Coffee 741 E Glendale Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phoenix Contact Greg Peterson greg at urbanfarm.org, (602)565-7045

May 14th Silver City NM
ALSO Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Hillsboro, for dates/location/times 
go to www.HarvestingRainwater.com

  CALIFORNIA DATES (Donations $5-$10 each location)

Monday April 17 San Diego, Brennan Hubbell 619-702-1604
tresmilusos at yahoo.com and sdecc at igc.org (619) 255-6111

Tues April 18 Laguna Beach, Bill Roley drroley at cox.net 949-413-2524 cell

Wed April 19 Santa Monica, 7pm Global Green USA's Green Building Resource
Center 2218 Main St, Santa Monica
LA Permaculture Camille camicimino at yahoo.com & Monica
gbrc at globalgreen.org 310.452.7677

Thurs April 20 Santa Barbara 7:30 , SB Main Library Faulkner Gallery (free)
  margie at sbpermaculture.org 805-962-2571

Friday April 21 Los Olivos 7pm Grange Hall  2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue Los 
Olivos, CA 93441 Donation $5-$10
  Betty Seaman cobbetty at gmail.com, 805-698-3840

Sat April 22 Workshop Santa ,Barbara Santa Barbara City College 10-2 with
Art Ludwig  (free) see details below

Sat Apr 22 Ojai 7:30 Meiners Oak (near Ojai) Oak Grove School contact 220
W. Lomita Ave (805) 646-8236

Mon April 24 San Luis Obispo 6:30 -8:30 pm SLO Public Library 995 Palm Street
Mikel Robertson gouldmund at hotmail.com 805 674 5534

Tues April 25 Ventura  7pm Art Barn lynne okun <lbokun at earthlink.net> 856 East
Thompson Blvd., Downtown Ventura (between Ash and Kalorama, behind Kids &
Families Together)

Wed April 26 La Ecovillage LA Permaculture Camille camicimino at yahoo.com

Friday April 28 San Juan Capistrano at 6:30 pm Dinner and Show
Center for Universal Truth 27121 Calle Arroyo Ste. 2200, San Juan 
Capistrano, CA 92675 www.centerfortruth.org
contact "Deanna Moore" <moodea at wildmail.com> (949) 981-8067

Sat April 29 Workshop, 10-2 pm,Pomona, Turning Water Scarcity into Water 
Abundance. Workshop
Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, 4105 West University 
Drive Pomona, CA 91768.
Wear work clothes. $25, no one turned away for lack of funds. Eric Humel 
<ehumel at gmail.com > (949) 632-7462

Sat April 29, 7 pm, slide show and book signing. Center for Regenerative 
Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, 4105 West University Drive Pomona, CA 91768. 
Eric Humel < ehumel at gmail.com> (949) 632-7462. (see details below)

Sun April 30 Idyllwild Scott Horton 951-659-5362.
<lasemillabesada at hotmail.com>



April 22, 10 AM-2 PM. Workshop Santa Barbara: Turning Water Scarcity into
Water Abundance
Rain harvesting guru Brad Lancaster will join local ecological systems
designer Art Ludwig (www.oasisdesign.net)  to show how to actualize the 
potential of your
landscape and neighborhood for rain and greywater harvesting. Simple site
assessment tools for the home, plus multiple-use water-harvesting
earthworks, will be constructed in this hands-on event. Art and Brad will
also sign copies of their new books Rainwater Harvesting for Dry lands,
Volume 1, Water Storage, and "Branched Drain Greywater Systems." Santa
Barbara City College Earth and Biological Science Building, Room EAB 309,
Sat, April 22, 10 AM-2 PM. Wear work clothes. Free admission. Lunch
available for purchase.
Contact for complete tour info Santa Barbara Permaculture Network,
margie at sbpermaculture.org, or visit www.HarvestingRainwater.com &
www.sbpermaculture.org. 805-962-2571

Sat April 29 Workshop, 10-2 pm, Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly
Pomona: Turning Water Scarcity into Water Abundance.
Rain harvesting guru Brad Lancaster will show how to actualize the 
potential of your
landscape and neighborhood for rain and greywater harvesting. Simple site
assessment tools for the home, plus multiple-use water-harvesting
earthworks, will be constructed in this hands-on event. Center for 
Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, 4105 West University Drive
Pomona, CA 91768. Wear work clothes. $25, no one turned away for lack of 
funds. Eric Humel <ehumel at gmail.com > (949) 632-7462



The following presentation will be given at the preceding Arizona, New 
Mexico and California  book tour stops:

Turning Water Scarcity into Water Abundance with Water Harvesting: Guiding 
Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Life and Landscape

This is the inspiring story of how a poor dryland farmer and his family 
turned a wasteland into an oasis in the driest region of Zimbabwe by 
teaching themselves how to harvest the rain – and you can do the same where 
you live! Eight guiding principles of integrated water harvesting are 
demonstrated that can be replicated anywhere to help turn water scarcity 
into water abundance.

This story and its principles are presented in the context of how my 
community of Tucson, Arizona, like many across the globe, has taken the 
wasteful path of scarcity by rapidly depleting its water resources by 
dehydrating the landscapes of its watersheds. Yet, we can choose the 
stewardship path to abundance by rehydrating our landscapes through simple 
water harvesting. Mr. Zephaniah Phiri Maseko and his family – the 
Zimbabwean water harvesters – are our example and the principles are our 
guides.

Brad will also be on hand to sell and sign copies of his new book Rainwater 
Harvesting for Drylands, Volume 1 – Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into 
Your Life and Landscape.

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands by Brad Lancaster
Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Life and Landscape Volume 1
www.harvestingrainwater.com/
Now Available!
Turn water scarcity into water abundance! Rainwater Harvesting for
Drylands, Volume 1 is the core of the complete three-volume guide on how to
conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems
for your home, landscape, and community. This book enables you to access
your on-site resources (rainwater, greywater, topsoil, sun, plants, and
more), gives you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential,
and empowers you with guiding principles to create an integrated,
multi-functional, and water-sustainable water-harvesting landscape plan
specific to your site and needs.
Clearly written with more than 40 photos and 115 illustrations, this volume
helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow yourself
and your community with skills of self-reliance and cooperation, and create
living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife
habitat. Stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their
life and landscape will invite you to do the same!
Learn more about the book and see sample chapters.
Water harvesting and water cycling.
© 2005 Brad Lancaster and Joe Marshall

By using simple and inexpensive techniques the Lancaster household now 
harvests over 100,000 gallons of rainwater in an average year of rain 
(mostly in the soil and vegetation), while using less than 20,000 gallons 
of municipal water. Due to the low water use, Tucson Water has visited a 
number of times thinking the water meter was broken. All utility bills have 
dropped due to a landscape design incorporating passive winter heating and 
summer cooling to the point that the combined bills of gas, water, and 
electric do not exceed $35 per month. Turning scarcity into abundance then 
extends into the neighborhood with neighborhood-wide native, food-producing 
tree plantings and water-harvesting traffic calming strategies that double 
as flood control measures that beautify the neighborhood. It will all get 
you dancing when it rains and lessen the negative effects of drought!

Brad Lancaster’s bio
Brad Lancaster is the author of “Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands, Volume 
1 Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Life and Landscape” 
(www.HarvestingRainwater.com). In addition, he has been teaching the 
sustainable design system of permaculture and integrated rainwater 
harvesting systems, and running his own permaculture design, consultation, 
and education business since 1993. He has taught programs for the ECOSA 
Institute, Columbia University, University of Arizona, Prescott College, 
Audubon Expeditions, Berea College, Sonoran Permaculture Teaching Guild, 
Permaculture Drylands Institute, the Amphitheater School District, and 
others. He has designed water harvesting permaculture systems for Milagro 
Co-housing, Stone Curves Co-housing, Rio Development, Civano, and others. 
Brad and his brother have created, and live on, a thriving 1/8th of an acre 
urban permaculture site in downtown, Tucson Arizona. Within his 
neighborhood and beyond, Brad feeds his passion for community building and 
activism, resulting in the creation of the Dunbar/Spring Organic Community 
Garden, mini-nature park, BICAS (Bicycle Inter-Community Arts and Salvage), 
annual neighborhood native tree plantings, and the desert harvesters 
project (www.DesertHarvesters.org).









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