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Brad Lancaster

Brad Lancaster has taught, designed, and consulted on the sustainable design system of permaculture and integrated rainwater harvesting systems since 1993. He lives on the thriving 1/8th-acre urban permaculture site he created in downtown Tucson, Arizona.

    Brad's Upcoming Events

    • Brad Lancaster at Work in Beauty's Conversations on Local Agriculture
      UNM-Gallup Student Services Building, Room 200, Gallup NM 87301
      October 18, 2014, 11:00 am

      Brad Lancaster will be the featured speaker at Work in Beauty's 2014 Conversations on Local Agriculture. His presentation, "Harnessing Free Water from Streets, Dirt Roads, and Driveways to Grow Abundance: Local Harvests and Enhancements in Our Community Commons", will be hosted at University of New Mexico, Gallup on Saturday, October 18th from 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM.

    • Brad Lancaster at Water Harvesting Certification Course
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      November 17, 2014, 12:00 pm

      The WMG Water Harvesting Design Certification program is designed for professionals, educators, and community organizers seeking comprehensive instruction in water harvesting systems design and construction. The program offers a unique combination of hands-on and classroom instruction that provides participants with a thorough, on-the-ground understanding of the core practices in this increasingly popular field. WMG offers this intensive program at various times throughout the year primarily Tucson, Arizona and occasionally in other communities. The curriculum focuses on water harvesting planning, design, and installation for retrofitting urban areas. The Water Harvesting Certification program includes the following: Lectures on each major topic Hands-on assessments at the sites where projects will be implemented Training workshops where participants learn by constructing water harvesting systems at public, residential, or commercial sites Reading and homework assignments to solidify knowledge gained in the hands-on workshops Final exam to earn certification

    Brad's Books

    Rainwater Harvesting Vol. 1, Second Edition

    Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape

    The first volume of a 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 assess your on-site resources, gives you a diverse array of strategies to maximize their potential, and empowers you with guiding principles to create an integrated, multi-functional water-harvesting plan specific to your site and needs.

    Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Vol. 1

    Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Landscape

    Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume 1 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. Stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will invite you to do the same!

    Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Vol. 2

    Water-Harvesting Earthworks

    The second book in the series of Rainwater Haresting for Drylands talks about Earthworks and how they are one of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective ways of passively harvesting and conserving multiple sources of water in the soil.

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