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Brad Lancaster: Public Talk: Integrated Local Harvests, April 10, 2014 — Las Cruces NM

April 10, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 6:30–9 pm

Venue: Rio Grande Theatre
Address: 211 N Main St, Las Cruces NM 88001

Cost: Free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Brad’s books will be available before & after the talk for sale & signing.

Talk:
Integrated Local Harvests:
Simple and Effective Ways to Enhance the Natural Abundance of Your Home, Community, and the Larger World

This dynamic presentation shares patterns and strategies to harvest, integrate, and enliven free local resources—such as rain-, grey-, and stormwaters; sun, wind, and shade; along with soil fertility, wild foods, and community fun—in a way that generates far more potential than the sum of their parts. Scarcity is re-visioned into abundance simply through creative cycling and utilization of what is already at hand. Costly and consuming habits and infrastructure, disconnected from their surroundings, are reoriented and reconnected to maximize enriching opportunities.

You’ll see many examples of such transformation, including how once-dying wetlands and creek flows are being regenerated with simple hand-built structures made of on-site materials; how ancient sun- and shade-harvesting sites are informing passively heated, cooled, and powered modern homes and retrofits; and how once-blighted, overheated neighborhood streets are being rejuvenated into thriving greenbelts of water, people, wildlife, art, food, and celebration by planting once-drained stormwater, seed, and yard prunings.

This talk is both an invitation for you to engage and partner with your natural surroundings and community, and a treasure map showing you the way—by planting the rain, dancing with the sun, growing fertile shade, and more to live as one of your community’s inspirational sparks!

FMI:
Dael & Peter Goodman
(575) 521-0424
daelgagner@hotmail.com
namdoogretep@gmail.com

 

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Date:
April 10, 2014
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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