May 17 Update: Find full details on the Design Build Live page: Rainwater Harvesting Rock Star Comes to Austin.
If you think that rain water harvesting is just for people without access to municipal water, then you haven't heard Brad Lancaster. Luckily Brad is coming to Austin for three days: May 29 to 31. His visit is hosted by Design Build Live, the descendant of the Austin group which inspired the creation of our own group.
Brad will show you how society treats the rain water that falls on our roofs and soil as a dangerous substance that must be channeled away quickly, all the while spending millions importing other people's rainwater from lakes, rivers and aquifers. He is also hilarious.
In Tuscon, Arizona on an urban 1/8 acre lot, Brad and his brother harvest over 100,000 gallons of water which they turn into living air conditioners of food-bearing shade trees, abundant gardens, and a thriving landscape incorporating wildlife habitat, beauty, edible and medicinal plants.
Check out the Design Build Live website for details as they become available.