Harvest the Rain — Book Talk with Nate Downey 10/14/11

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 and book-signing event 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 you the way with his practical book that anyone can use to 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, the book shares important ways to help protect your local watershed.

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