Harvesting Rainwater ft Brad Lancaster of Harvesting Rainwater for Drylands and Beyond


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Join Nicole and Brad Lancaster as they discuss harvesting rainwater.


  • How harvesting rainwater is done.
  • Is harvested rainwater safe to drink?
  • Ways to use collected rainwater.
  • How one farmer made a thriving oasis in Africa from rainwater collection!


Brad Lancaster is a dynamic teacher, consultant, and designer of regenerative systems that sustainably enhance local resources and our global potential. He is the author of the award-winning, best-selling book series Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond; the website www.HarvestingRainwater.com; and its ‘Drops in a Bucket’ Blog.

Brad lives his talk on an oasis-like demonstration site he created and continually improves with his brother’s family and neighbors in downtown Tucson, Arizona. On this eighth of an acre and surrounding public right-of-way, they harvest 100,000 gallons of rainwater a year where just 11 inches per year fall from the sky. But it doesn’t end there. The potential of that water is then integrated with the simultaneous harvest of sun, wind, shade, and fertility. Brad is motivated in his work by the tens of thousands of people he has helped inspire to do likewise, go further, and continue our collective evolution.


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