Harvest the Rain

A book-signing and talk with Nate Downey.

When: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, 7 p.m.

Where: S.B. Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara

Cost: $5

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures & Workshops: Book Signings


Harvest the Rain, Book-signing & Talk with Nate Downey
Evening Talk, Thursday, Oct 20, 7-9:30pm 2011
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery, Donation $5

"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,,, (805) 962-2571

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

Additional Resources:

* Website Harvest the Rain Book
* Roof Reliant Landscaping ebook New Mexico Office of Engineer
* Santa Fe Permaculture
* American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association Annual meeting Sept 27-29 Portland Oregon
* Nate Downey on You Tube:

Phone: 805-962-2571

Event posted Oct. 18, 2011
Last updated Oct. 18, 2011


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