Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond (Vol. 1): Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Life and Landscape

This is Volume One of the three volume set, Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume One helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow you with skills of self reliance, and create living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat It s full of stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscThis is Volume One of the three volume set, Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume One helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow you with skills of self reliance, and create living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat It s full of stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will invite you to do the same Taken together, the complete three volume set guides you on how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community.
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Vol Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Life and Landscape This is Volume One of the three volume set Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume One helps bring your site to life reduce your cost of living endow you with skills of self reliance and create l

  • Title: Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond (Vol. 1): Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Life and Landscape
  • Author: Brad Lancaster
  • ISBN: 9780977246403
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond (Vol. 1): Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Life and Landscape”

    1. After reading a lot of literature on permaculture and rainwater harvesting I think this manual is the best I've read on this specific subject .Much of the new ecological gardening and house design literature is schematic even etherial. Lancaster, in contrast, is absolutely concrete and considerate of likely practical issues. He knows his stuff and is so very generous is sharing his experience and knowledge with the reader.In fact, I consider that on the subject of design and earthworks he is an [...]

    2. This book should be applied no matter if you have a lot of rainwater or a tiny amount. Whether rain forest, prairie or desert, these principles can equalize the water wars that have already started. Helping your neighbor, community or city has not been outlawed, so I don't understand why a rain barrel is considered against the law. Work WITH your local government, or work around their lack of knowledge and help them overcome inertia. This book will certainly help in that endeavor.

    3. Recalled twice now from the library. In-demand book in Tucson! I will buy this for myself one day but just haven't yet. Paradigm-shifting, altering how one even sees landscape.Updated: Still to-be-finished for me, but in the meantime I am bringing a hard copy to leave with a passionate grower-teacher in each rural sub-office I visit: check Chad, Nigeria, Uganda so far.

    4. Excellent technical manual for people serious about harvesting rainwater in a variety of ways. Graphs, calculations, explanations this is a rainwater textbook. Along with its other volumes, it is a treasure.

    5. Bucket list-- tour Brad's Tucson property, but he's kinda busy to do tours (hopefully writing vol 3 of this series), so I settled for checking his books out of the library instead. Based on what I read in Cadillac Desert about California's depredation on Arizona's claims to Colorado River water, this guy must be a water-harvesting Jedi for making it work under such arid conditions. If you've only got 20 mins, check out his TedX or harvestingrainwater. If you've got an afternoon, paging through v [...]

    6. Quite a well-rounded overview of rain harvesting. It is a bit high level for my needs, but will due if I can't find a better book. I think the other books in the series will be more useful to me and I will try to get my hands on one

    7. I read it through in one sitting and now am re-reading it, This is so very much exactly what I was looking for in terms of idea's on HOW to set things up, what kind of storage you need ideas on how to protect the storage units from the sun, etc. man do I have work to do, ordered volume 2 already.

    8. Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Vol I & II by Brad Lancaster is a must-have for those who understand the scarcity of clean, available water today, and want to make a difference on how they use water now. The need for water smarts was true in 2006 when I first found out about Brad and his organization, and it is true today.These books are for a home library of people who are living as homesteaders, for those interested in a Permaculture, or sustainable future. It would benefit c [...]

    9. Shades of the Whole Earth catalog! And yet I can't BELIEVE that I haven't paid more attention to this issue before now. Why do we (collectively, here in San Diego) let our rainwater (it's free! it's fresh! it's not full of chlorine!) run down to the sea filled with junk it picks up from roofs, streets, yards, everywhere -- and then pay and pay and pay for heavily treated water from the Sierras, the Colorado River, the Sacramento lta? There is way more information in this book than I'll ever be a [...]

    10. I entered for this book in the hopes I would learn how to make better use of the natural resource here in the pacific northwest (rain) but when it arrived,I must say,WOW! I got so much more than I had hoped for. What a great book, well written,thoroughly researched and an amazing amount of illustrations and photographs. This is one I will not only keep and use, but will end up buying copies for family members in drier areas. Great book!

    11. You won't look at rainwater in the same way. Rather than watching it wash away into some drainage system Lancaster calls us to be responsible with this overabundance. We must return to harvesting what Nature has been offering us from the beginning. Rainwater is the manna of all living things and in this volume Lancaster cultivates the thirst again.

    12. Volumes 1&2 are fantastic resources for working with our natural resources of earth, rain and sun. I found brads descriptions and diagrams of water flow and water trapping particularly informative. These two books are a definitive resource for homesteaders.

    13. His writing style loses much with his flippant granola-crunchy style, but he makes up for that with the crunch of lots of useful information. Even as a professional who does this stuff for a living, I found this book worth reading.

    14. This would be a good resource for someone with youth, equipment, and energy, and/or someone who is starting with an unlandscaped lot. For me, it was a little too much. Super important issue, though.

    15. Simple introduction, easy to read and exactly what i need. the photos can be a bit rearranged to fit the writing. excited to start the second volume tomorrow

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