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How we’re harvesting, cycling, and playing with multiple, free, on-site waters and what they grow…

Outdoor shower screened with salvaged materials and vegetation. Surrounding food-bearing vegetation—doubling as chicken shelter and habitat—is freely watered with the shower’s greywater via a gravity-fed branched drain pipe system distributing the drain water to multiple mulched basins within the adjoining chicken run (see Volume 2 for more details).

Before & After photos…

Summer 1996 before digging and planting water-harvesting garden beds between main house and one-car garage.
During storms stormwater water would flow into adjoining structures.
Photo: Brad Lancaster
Summer 2021 after digging and planting water-harvesting garden beds between main house and garottage (one-car garage turned cottage).
During storms water flow to, and is rapidly infiltrated within, mulched and vegetated basins. No more flooding.
Photo: Brad Lancaster
1996 view from roof of bicycle ramada southeast to 9th Avenue and University Blvd.
Photo: Brad Lancaster
2021 view from roof of bicycle ramada southeast to 9th Avenue and University Blvd.
Vegetation is irrigated for free with passively harvested rainfall, street runoff, & outdoor shower greywater.
Photo: Brad Lancaster
2005 view of the public right-of-way adjoining our property on the northwest corner of 9th Avenue and University Blvd.
Before the harvest of free, on-site waters. Rainwater drains to the street.
Street runoff drains to the stormdrain.
Photo: Brad Lancaster
2016 view of the public right-of-way adjoining our property on the northwest corner of 9th Avenue and University Blvd.
After the harvest of free, on-site waters. Rainwater is captured within sunken, mulched, and vegetated basins.
Street runoff is directed to street-side rain gardens.
Photo: Brad Lancaster

For more

See the new, full-color, revised editions of Brad’s award-winning books
– available a deep discount, direct from Brad:

Active SystemsGreywater HarvestingNeighborhood Food ForestryPassive SystemsRainwater HarvestingStormwater & Street Runoff HarvestingSun and Shade Harvesting
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