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West Coast Tour organizer: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

Book Tour sponsor: Permaculture Credit Union www.pcuonline.org

For more info, & tour dates please contact: Carla Rosin crosart05@yahoo.com or Wesley Roe wes@sbpermaculture.org For tour updates: www.harvesttherain.com

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network presents:

Harvest the Rain, Book-signing & Talk

Nate Downey


Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery
Admission: Donation $5:00

Event Description:

"Every drop of rain is an opportunity, every storm a resource"
Nate Downey

If we want thriving landscapes, abundant food, strong communities, and sustainable economies, we can start by treasuring the rain.

Join Nate Downey, author of the newly published book Harvest the Rain on October 20, 7-9:30pm for a talk and book-signing event at the Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery, as he shares thoughts and strategies for taking advantage of rain, a precious resource that falls free from the sky.

For millennia, people relied on rainwater harvesting to supply water for households, landscape, livestock, and agricultural uses. Today, our planet's water shortage is a reality for people worldwide, but actually enough precipitation falls annually to provide ample water for everybody. We simply have to collect, store, distribute, and reuse just a small percentage of that which falls from the sky.

Fortunately this way of saving the world comes with perks such as increasing your property's value, lowering your utility bills, or simply creating a comfortable oasis outside your door.

Nate Downey shows you the way with his practical book that anyone can use to begin implementing rainwater harvesting designs today.

Harvest the Rain is low tech, designed for everyone, everywhere, even for those with limited time and money. In addition to cisterns, gray water, and earthworks, the book shares important ways to help protect your local watershed.

Nate Downey has been a successful permaculture landscape designer and installer for eighteen years with his company Santa Fe Permaculture; a columnist for the last twelve years for the Santa Fe New Mexican Real Estate Guide, and a past President of the Permaculture Credit Union. He published Roof Reliant Landscaping in 2008.

The event takes place on Thursday, October 20, 7- 9:30pm, at the Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St, in downtown Santa Barbara. Donation $5, no reservations required. The event is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network & the Permaculture Credit Union.

:: More info, contact us, margie@sbpermaculture.org, (805) 962-2571

Nate Downey Booktour: Sept 27-Oct 30 Portland Oregon to San Diego . Official tour sponsor, Permaculture Credit Union

Credit Union


more info:

:: Website Harvest the Rain Book harvesttherain.com

:: Roof Reliant Landscaping ebook New Mexico Office of Engineer www.ose.state.nm.us/wucp_RoofReliantLandscaping.html

:: Santa Fe Permaculture www.santafepermaculture.com

:: American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association Annual meeting Sept 27-29 Portland Oregon http://www.arcsa.org

:: Nate Downey on You Tube:


West Coast Tour Dates & Locations:

Sept 26-Oct 1, Portland Workshop

Sept 28, Portland, OR Wednesday 6:30pm, 5441 Southeast Belmont Street, Tabor Space

Contact : 503-238-3904 lauren@taborspace.org Sponsored by: barretecological.com & meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup

Oct 1, Portland OR, Saturday, private daytime event, Contact: Mighk Simpson planet repair@riseup.net

Oct 2, Eugene OR, Sunday, 6pm, 1641 West Broadway, Contact: Robert Bolman 541-344-7196 robert.bolman@comcast.net Sponsored by: www.maitreyaecovillage.com

Oct 3, Ashland OR Monday, TBA

October 5, Arcata CA Wednesday, event at CCAT TBA, Contact: Eric ccathsu@gmail.com

Oct 6, Willits CA Thursday 6pm, "How to "talk", at the Grange, Contact: Peter Norris, 707-456-9968, peternorris@gmail.com

Oct 7, Lakeport CA Friday, 3-5pm, Watershed Books, 305 North Main Street, Contact: Cheri Holden, 707-263-5787 Sponsored by: Watershed Books, www.watershedbookco.com

Oct 8, Lucerne CA Saturday, October Fest, Lucerne Harbor Park, 6225 East hwy 20, Contact: James Wilke 707-274-2782 Sponsored by: Lake County FLOW group

Oct 8, Hopland CA, Saturday, 6-8p, Solar Living Center, Contact: Vaughn and Karen 707-472-2450, workshop.intern@solarliving.org Sponsored by: www.solarliving.org

Oct 9, Oakland CA Sunday, day event, Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Contact: Christopher Shein and Ken Litchfield wildheartgarden@yahoo.com

Oct 10, Windsor CA Monday, TBA , Contact: Erin and Traethen Daily Acts erin@dailyacts.org & Brock brock@oaec.org Sponsored by: www.dailyacts.org and www.oaec.org

Oct 11, TBA

Oct 12, Santa Cruz CA, Wednesday, evening event, Santa Cruz, Ca. TBA Contact: Ken Foster, 831-359-5717 ken@terranovalandscaping.com Sponsored by: www.terranovalandscaping.com

Oct 13, Berkeley CA, Thursday, 7-9pm, talk, Builders Book Source, 1817 Fourth Street, Contact: George 510-845-6874, georgek@buildersbooksource.com Sponsored by: www.buildersbooksource.com

Oct 14, San Francisco CA, Friday, panel discussion, SLOW Money National Gathering Ft. Mason, The Festival Pavilion, www.slowmoney.org

Oct 14, Berkley CA, Friday, 7-9p, talk, The Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo, Berkley, Ca. (near Dwight Way) Contact: Alison Moreno 510 548-3402 alison@ecologycenter.org Sponsored by: www.ecologycenter.org

Oct 15, Saturday, open date

Oct 16, Sunday, open date

Oct.17, Big Sur CA, Monday, 8-10pm, Esalen, 55000 Highway 1 Contact: Kat Steele katsteele@esalen.org Sponsored by: www.esalen.org

Oct 18, San Luis Obispo,Tuesday. evening TBA Contact: Ken Haggard SLOsg@slonet.org and Mikel Robertson gouldmund@hotmail.com Sponsored by: www.slosustainability.com

Oct 19, 11am-12pm, book talk,SBCC Farmers Market, SBCC, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA.

Oct19, Ojai Wednesday ,7-8:30pm, book talk, Chapparel Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave, Donation: suggested $2 Contact: Deborah 805-669-8445, 649-8631, cell 805-331-4348 coordinator@ojaivalleygreencoalition.org, Sponsored by: www.ojaivalleygreencoalition.org

Oct 20, Meiners Oak,Thursday 9:30-11am, coffee talk, Farmer and the Cook, 339 W. El Roblar, 805-646-0960 Contact: Carla 805-816-8188, crosart05@yahoo.com, Sponsor: www.farmerandcook.com

Oct 20, Santa Barbara CA, Thursday, 7-9:30, book talk, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu, $5 Contact: Margie Bushman margie@sbpermaculture.org 805-962-2571, Sponsored by: www.sbpermaculture.org

Oct 21, Ventura CA, Friday, evening book talk, Ventura Library, Ventura, CA, time TBA Contact: Antonio Antonio@nopalitonursery.com, Sponsored by: www.nopalitonursery.com

Oct 22, Santa Barbara CA, Saturday, 12-1pm, "Every Storm is a Resource" talk & book-signing, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Fee: $5/reservations required, Contact: Judy Sanregret 805-682-4726, jsanregret@sbbg.org, Sponsored by: www.sbbg.org

Oct 22, Saturday, evening event, Los Olivos, The Grange, Los Olivos, CA. time TBA

Oct 24, San Diego CA, Monday TBA

Oct 25, North Hills CA, Tuesday, 7-10pm, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave Contact: Carol N. Hart 818-831-5694 or © 818-81-9387 goldenhart76@verizon.net Sponsored by: www.transitionsfv.org and www.valleyonion.org

Oct 26, Winchester CA, Wednesday, evening book talk, Westchester Permaculture Guild. Time TBA Contacts: John Tikotsky 310-820-3787

Oct 28, Los Angeles, CA, Friday, Café Club Fais Do-Do, 5257 West Adams Blvd, www.faisdodo.com/ 323-931-4636 Contacts: Larry Santoyo santoyo@earthflow.com, Camille Cimino, camillecimino@gmail.com 213-924-5238 Sponsored by: www.earthflow.com

Oct 29, Long Beach CA Saturday, 2pm,101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA Contacts: Ty Teissere 562-314-7509 ty.teissere@gmail.com Sponsored by: Long Beach Permaculture Guild and the City's Office of Sustainability.



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