Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster

Mechanized Earthwork Creation/Excavation


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John Litzel of Little John Excavating
John is a master backhoe operator who understands water-harvesting earthworks, and does the best backhoe work I’ve seen yet.
(520) 730-9350

Goodwillie Earthworks
Aaron Goodwillie can utilize his bobcat and/or trackhoe (32-inch width) to access hard-to-reach areas. He has a 7-cubic-yard dump truck for material delivery or removal. He charges $200 for the first 2 hours each day, and $85 per hour for each hour thereafter.
(520) 490-6956


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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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