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Harvest the Rain
Date Friday October 14
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorAlison Moreno
Emailalison [at] ecologycenter.org
Phone510 548-3402
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 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. Nate Downey shows how anyone can 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, he shares important ways to help protect your local watershed.
Added to the calendar on Monday Sep 5th, 2011 1:12 PM
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