Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster

DIY Resources

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NATION-WIDE

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Blue Barrel Rainwater Catchment Systems
Specializing in resources to support DIY-ers in building safe, code-compliant multi-tank systems out of recycled barrels. Blue Barrel is based in California, but serves customers anywhere they have partner barrel suppliers, which includes Minnesota, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and New England.

Arizona

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Watershed Management Group
Watershed Management Group (WMG) develops community-based solutions to work toward the long-term prosperity of people and health of the environment, providing people with the knowledge, hands-on skills, and resources for sustainable livelihoods. If you live in Tucson or Phoenix, look into WMG’s Green Living Co-op, which is based on a barn-raising model where members learn practical skills by helping implement projects at people’s homes.

California

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Blue Barrel Rainwater Catchment Systems
Specializing in resources to support DIY-ers in building safe, code-compliant multi-tank systems out of recycled barrels.

Greywater Action
A collaborative group of educators, designers, builders, and artists who educate and empower people to build sustainable water culture and infrastructure. Through hands on workshops and presentations, they’ve educated hundreds of people about the process of greywater-system design and construction, and built greywater systems at dozens of houses in cities around California and beyond. Specialties also include rainwater harvesting and composting toilets.

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Upcoming Events

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    September 30 - October 1
  2. 2021 Rocky Mountain Natural Building Conference

    October 14 - October 16
  3. Water Harvesting Design Certification: Fall 2021

    November 8 - November 20
  4. Water Harvesting Design Certification: Spring 2020

    February 28, 2022 - March 12, 2022


Umbrella Newsletter

The Umbrella: Summer 2020

THE UMBRELLA: A catch-all of resources, events, media, and more from Brad Lancaster In this time of Covid-19 and spending more time at home to be safe, I’ve been grateful for the solace, inspiration, and bountiful sustenance my water-harvesting gardens, landscape, and neighborhood forest has provided me, my family, friends, and neighbors. Record summer heat […]

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