Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster

Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Foresters & Desert Harvesters: 22nd Annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Rain, Tree, & Carbon Planting, November 18, 2017 — Tucson AZ

November 18, 2017
7:30 amto12:00 pm


Help green our streets and walkways with water- and mulch-harvesting rain gardens planted with native, food-bearing shade trees! 

Such trees contribute to cooler neighborhood temperatures in summer; attract native song birds; reduce downstream flooding; beautify our community; sequester carbon; and clean our air, water, and soil.


Be part of the effort to amplify the oasis effect in the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood!

22nd Annual Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Rain, Tree, & Carbon Planting

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 7:30 am

Meeting spot: In front of 813 N 9th Ave

Description: Join Dunbar/Spring neighbors Brad Lancaster, Omar Ore-Giron, and other Neighborhood Foresters for demonstrations & training on the work we’ll do. Then help your neighbors—and get to know more of them!—as we plant rain, mulch, and trees within water-harvesting basins in the public rights-of-way along our streets.


** Sign up for Omar’s Water-Harvesting Basin-Creation Service:
Neighbor and landscaper Omar Ore-Giron is offering a water-harvesting-basin-digging service before the tree planting for just $30 per basin. This is an amazing deal! Trees planted with such basins grow to be healthier and larger, and have faster growth rates than those without such basins. Using his CanDig machine, Omar will create water-harvesting tree basins deep enough to harvest street runoff. (We’ll offer a curb-coring service the week after planting, to cut core holes in the curb, enabling to the street runoff to flow into the basins.) Omar must have all basin-digging (and coring) requests by November 12. Contact Omar at (520) 425-9795 or nativeroots.az@gmail.com to sign up to get your basin(s) dug.

** Tree-Order Deadline is Sunday, November 12!
To get your tree-order form(s): email Brad at brad@harvestingrainwater.com, or download them from www.DunbarSpring.org or the Native-Tree Order Forms page of Desert Harvesters’ website.


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