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THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST!

Slideshow With Water Harvesting Expert Brad Lancaster

  • When Friday, June 28, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where San Diego County Complex, 5520 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123
  • Age limit All ages
  • Categories Books, Community, Gardening, Lectures
  • Cost Free
Image of Water Harvesting Expert, Brad Lancaster who will be at San Diego County Complex on June 28, 2013.

Above: Image of Water Harvesting Expert, Brad Lancaster who will be at San Diego County Complex on June 28, 2013.

This dynamic presentation shares patterns and strategies to harvest, integrate, and enhance free local resources—such as rain-, grey-, and stormwaters; sun, wind, and shade; and 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 shade, feeding the soil, sailing with the wind, and living as one of your community’s inspirational sparks!

Date: June 28, 2013 at 6:30pm

Location: County of San Diego’s Chambers Room at 5520 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123 Google Maps

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