This is an in-depth interview with Master Rainwater Collector Brad Lancaster. No matter where you live there will be dry spells to droughts. Having multiple sources of water is the best strategy – and Brad covers them all. In this interview you will discover:
- The 8 principles for welcoming rain into your life and landscape
- Why cisterns aren’t the best solution for collecting rain
- How to deal with toxicity from tar roofs, automobile exhaust, bird droppings, and worse
- How to work with landscapes that are either solid rock, super sandy, or thick clay.
- Can mystical powers be used to call rain?
Brad lives in Tucson, AZ on a 1/8th acre lot where he only gets about 11″ of rain per year. Brad grows about 25% of his own food in his yard and collects rain to supply all the water he and his landscape needs.
Listen to this fascinating interview with a Master of Rain Water Collection.
Brads books “Harvesting Rainwater Volumes I & II” are available at Brads website at http://www.harvestingrainwater.com/
The pottery filter Brad mentions in the interview is at http://pottersforpeace.org/
Brad’s non-profit organization “Desert Harvesters” which teaches all about edible desert plants is located here http://www.desertharvesters.org/
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Marjory Wildcraft is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network, which is an online community that recognizes the wisdom of “homegrown food on every table.” Marjory has been featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic, she is a speaker at Mother Earth News fairs, and is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her “Grow Your Own Groceries” video series, which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.
Great information. However, some arid states / areas have enacted insane laws which prohibit one from collecting rainwater off your own roof…..be very discrete with your collection methods in such insane areas.
You could also look into applying for a waiver to those regulations. Unless there’s a drought going on, there should be a reasonable chance of getting such a request approved.