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Senior Cohousing: Aging Successfully Workshop Oct. 7 – 11, 2013 in Neveda City

What:      Senior Cohousing: Aging Successfully Training workshop with the experts
Where:    Neveda City, California
When:      October 7 – 11, 2013

Sponsored by McCamant & Durrett Architects and founders of the Cohousing Movement in the U.S.
http://www.cohousingco.com/?

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, we have a senior housing crisis in this country.

Those of you living at cohousing communities were lucky enough to figure it out and move into a state-of-the-art community. But otherwise, too many good seniors are living in single family houses that they raised their fdoamily in, but aren’t fit for a successful aging life nor a sustainable future. Too many are sent off to assisted living. A recent national study contends that 40% of the seniors in assisted care are prematurely institutionalized. That’s what happens when you don’t live in a supportive community- you have to be somewhere in case you need someone. Americans drove 5 billion miles last year just in taking meals to seniors at home or nurses on the go providing services.

Instead of sitting on one of their front porches discussing the issues of the day or playing a game of Scrabble with their neighbors, the average senior in America watches 6.25 hours of TV per day. That’s a lot of humanity left on the table. But there are seniors who want to be part of the solution- not the problem. A senior at Wolf Creek Lodge Cohousing tells me that he went from purchasing 5-6 tanks of gas per month to less than one per month after he moved into cohousing, and no miles were driven to take meals to any of the 20 seniors living in our community. I’m highly motivated to be a part of the solution as well.

Some of you might remember that we do a workshop every year or two that helps seniors get out of denial and get proactive about their options. Two years ago we had 3 participants from Canada, 3 from Japan and one from Scotland, and about 15 from the U.S. Theoretically, these good folks will go back to their own town to start their own cohousing community. In reality, a couple will, but most won’t. I’m hoping that at least they will consider buying into cohousing, because every time I drive down a street, I think about how many seniors are behind closed doors watching TV when there are homes available in a number of existing cohousing projects that people can just buy and move into immediately and enjoy the profound sense of community that’s already built there.

Maybe social advocacy isn’t the moneymaking venture that it used to be, but this yearly effort is more of an investment on my part in ‘walking the talk’ than anything else. Unfortunately, I’ve lost lots of money each year doing this seemingly silly thing – an important effort non-the-less.

People have proven, over and over again, that living in cohousing is much less expensive that the alternative options. This workshop pays for itself many times over per year by living in cohousing.

People staying in their homes is expensive and wasteful. Having people institutionalized is expensive and distasteful. The challenge to seniors interested in community is to be a little proactive and entrepreneurial. The default, staying at home waiting to be institutionalized, is the proverbial frog in the pot of warm water.

The greatest risk of all for seniors is to do nothing at all. Aging Successfully 2013 trains you to help seniors get out of denial and get proactive about their options. This year the syllabus will expand to include topics related to how to “get senior cohousing moving in North America.” I think that you would really enjoy the conversation.

This 5-day workshop will bring together professionals involved in cohousing and senior living including: sustainability, finances, policy leaders, builders, developers, community organizers, researchers, medical professionals, social advocates, and others interested in facilitating future workshops with seniors to help them discover the realities and possibilities of aging in place with cohousing.

The cohousing concept honors seniors, and offers its residents community, security, and a healthy lifestyle that enables them to successfully age in place.

There are folks coming from around North America who are motivated to look at the big picture, as well as the specifics of budgets and other details involved in getting their specific projects moving forward.

This is the most comprehensive training available in North America to help seniors plan for successful aging and create new senior cohousing. Five days of hands-on learning with the world’s premiere experts in creating cohousing.

Chuck Durrett Architect that pioneered the first cohousing communities in the U.S. after studying cohousing communities in Denmark. Fifteen years later, Chuck returned to Denmark to study senior cohousing and wrote the first edition of Senior Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Independent Living – The Handbook (2nd edition, 2009). Chuck has been a tireless advocate for cohousing in the past 25 years and has designed or consulted on over 50 cohousing communities in North America and beyond (www.cohousingco.com). Chuck, and his wife and partner Katie, live in Nevada City Cohousing, California.

Jim Leach Developer of innovative housing since 1965 and is president of Wonderland Hill Development Company (www.whdc.com), the largest developer of cohousing in the U.S. Since 1990, Jim has developed 18 cohousing communities, including Silver Sage, one of the first senior communities in the U.S. Jim is known for his commitment and creativity in putting together the business end of each development. Jim and his wife Brownie live in Silver Sage Cohousing.

Katie McCamant Founding principal of two firms, McCamant & Durrett Architects, which she founded with her husband and partner Chuck Durrett, and CoHousing Partners, a real estate development company specializing in creating sustainable communities. In her 20 years of experience, she has acted as project manager and developer for cohousing groups, developing eight communities in Northern California, and consulting on dozens of others. She is currently developing Wolf Creek Lodge in Grass Valley, a cohousing community for active adults. She has lived in cohousing for 17 years, and currently resides at Nevada City Cohousing.

Come join us for Aging Successfully 2013 this October 7-11, 2013, in Nevada City, California. Train yourself to be a trainer; you can be instrumental in creating the vibrant small town community life that today’s seniors truly want – right now!

Please refer to the included files for workshop details and additional information. Feel free to share this information with your friends, family, and network. If you or them need help or have questions you can give me a call (530) 265-9980 [Mon-Fri, 8:30-5:00 pm PST ]. Please, also, let me know if there is anyone else that you’d like to see there.

Lets together reinvent community,

 

 

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Worker Co-op Conference, September 2 – 4, 2013 at Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon

For a full list of workshops and presenter bios, scholarship applications and registration information, visit our website (http://westernworkers.blogspot.com/) We also invite you to“like” us on Facebook to stay connected with other cooperators and trade co-op news year-round!

But first, check out this sample of WWCC 2013 workshops!

CECOSESOLA: How a small co-op grew big, helped transform a nation, and stayed true to its roots
CECOSESOLA began in 1967 as a small funeral co-op for low-income residents in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Since then, it has grown into an “integrated organism of cooperatives” with more than fifty integrated co-ops that provide housing, food, and health care to their members, while embracing consensus and influencing national cooperative policies. In 2012, the Olympia Food Co-op sent two staff members to Venezuela to live and work at CECOSESOLA, and then welcomed five CECOSESOLA members to Olympia, WA. to do the same. Come learn about the inspiring story of CECOSESOLA, the worker exchange with OFC, and how the experience has changed OFC’s role in their community.
Presented by Alejandra “Ale” Abreu and Emily Van Kley

Growth: The Benefits and Challenges of Scaling Up
An examination of whether/when growth in size might be beneficial and how to grow such as to maximize benefits while addressing/limiting organizational costs. Discussion will be lead by presentations from Alvarado Street Bakery, Cheese Board/Arizmendi, Olympia Food Cooperative, and Rainbow Grocery. 

Inclusive Strategic Planning – On a Budget!

Strategic plans needn’t be dusty documents drummed up by Boards of Directors or high-cost behemoths produced by outside consultants. Done right, a strategic planning process inspires new ideas, questions assumptions, builds consensus, and provides a shared foundation for making difficult decisions (like creating budgets!). In this workshop, we’ll briefly review what a strategic plan is, and what its purpose should be. Then we’ll discuss tools and tactics that you can use to plan a strategic process that is low cost, inclusive, and results in a useful final product. Examples of strategic plans and suggestions for further reading will be provided.
Led by Jayne Rossman

 

Creating Cooperative Culture at Equal Exchange and Mondragon
Some of the most mature and successful coops profiled in SHIFT CHANGE, the documentary about worker cooperatives, discuss concerns about preserving their cooperative culture. What does it mean to have a strong cooperative culture? Does your coop have one? Do you hope to contribute to a more self-organized, democratic society at large? We will screen brief selections from SHIFT CHANGE to illustrate how two of the featured coops-Mondragon and Equal Exchange-approach cooperative culture.  For more about the film and on-line preview, check out these links: http://shiftchange.org/video-clips/, Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/shiftchangemovie), and Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shift_Change). Join us as we define, discuss, and explore this topic.
Led by Melissa Young and Alison Booth Gribas

 28 Questions for Coop Founders
Are you starting a new coop or coop conversion? Have you met with a lawyer yet? Wait, because there are at least 28 questions you should ask yourselves first! Many legal & financial professionals are unfamiliar with worker cooperatives. Spend time on these questions before you incorporate to save money and spare yourself headaches.
· Are you worried about taxes?
· Do you want a Board of Directors?
· How will you distribute patronage?
· Will members be employees or contractors?
· Do you want to use the word “cooperative” in your name?
In this discussion-based workshop, we’ll introduce the concept of “choice of entity” and explore some of the decisions founders will have to make.
Led by Alison Booth Gribas

Making Finances Fun Again

Financial matters in coops aren’t usually the first thing people want to talk about, until there’s a crisis. Learn how to implement fun, engaging activities around financial literacy, budgeting, and bookkeeping/accounting. Come prepared to share your own struggles with finances in your coops and develop interactive, empowering ways to make finances fun.
Led by Stephen Switzer
Talking to Each Other When Stuff Comes Up: Direct Communication Practice
Everyone working in the coop sector has the need and the capacity to be able to recognize the needs and feelings of coworkers and customers. Direct communication supports empathy between people and emphasizes connection. We all strive toward the ideals of empowerment, equity and collaboration. However, we aren’t all well-versed in practicing those ideals. Good communication, in all of its myriad forms, is one crucial element to maintaining the integrity of a visionary and idealistic culture where things get done well. When we are able to listen openly, communicate needs and make requests that can be met, we can help build trust in our cooperative environments and create smoother workflow. Perhaps we were not all acculturated in ways where this kind of communication comes naturally, so let’s practice! Practicing direct communication helps prepare us to do it in a skillful and caring way, whether for small issues or large ones. This will be a highly interactive, verbal, practice-based workshop.
Facilitated by Padrice Stewart

 

And more! Visit our website for the full list. 

The SHED Open House, Saturday, July 14, 2013 in Pasadena

What:       The SHED Open House
Where:    1355 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
When:      Saturday, July 14, 2013 from 4pm to 9pm

 

The Shed is Pasadena’s emerging space for urban agriculture, sustainable development, planning, permaculture, and land use. A place for organizations, professionals and enthusiasts to connect, share ideas, talk about projects and learn from one another.
4pm          Meet and greet

5pm        Welcome and Introductions:
Marco Barrantes principal La Loma Development
5:20pm Jonathan Frame:
Arroyo Seco Canyon Project at Hahamongna Watershed Park

5:40pm Mark Rice: Next Course
Pasadena: a conversation on the future of food in Pasadena/
Altadena

6pm      Larry Santoyo:
Permaculture in Los Angeles
6:20pm Christopher Shein:
Permaculture home gardening and book signing

7pm     Design Build Comm unity: Networking for
permaculture organizations, professionals and enthusiasts

Fee:  $5 Pre-register     $10 at the door
Reservations:  carterbwallace@gmail.com

Sponsors: 
Arroyo Seco Foundation
Institute of Urban Ecology
Next Course Pasadena
Music, Food & Drinks! Waste Less Living
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Time Bank Training – Stephanie Rearick Rolling Conference, July 28, 2013 from 10am to 2pm in Los Angeles at Fais DoDo

What:       Time Bank Training
Where:    Fais Do Do, 5257 W. Adams Blvd, Los Angeles 90016
When:      Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 10am to 2pm

 

More information:

Learn about:

  •  Starting and coordinating a Time Bank
  •  Recruiting leadership
  •  Engaging stakeholders
  •  Engaging organizations as partners
  • Community justice and Time Banking
  •  Time Banking and other complementary currencies

About Dane County Time Bank: The Dane County Time Bank, established in 2005, is a network with over 2000 individuals and organizations who exchange time in order to build community, build capacity, and come together to help each other to build a better world.

More info on Dane County Time Bank here:  http://danecountytimebank.org/home

About Stephanie Rearick: Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Stephanie Rearick is founder and Co-Director of the Dane County TimeBank and Project Coordinator of Time For the World. In addition to her work in timebanking and promoting ground-up economic and community regeneration, Stephanie is co-owner of Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse. She worked for Greenpeace for six years during her youth, helped launch Madison Hours, a local currency in 1995 and served for several years on the steering committee of independent local political party Progressive Dane.

You can learn more about Stephanie at these sites:

Her personal website:    http://stephanierearick.com/
Speaking at the Economics and Peace Conference: http://vimeo.com/8240630
Lyon presentation on Human-Scaled Economic Development. http://vimeo.com/22087213

FB invite:  https://www.facebook.com/events/266583910146318/

Fee for Time Bank Event:  FREE but reservations are required.  Donations gladly accepted*

RSVP to Time Bank Training here:  Autumn Rooney <autumnrooney@mac.com>

Lunch will be provided by Large Marge Sustainables! http://www.largemargesustainables.com/

* Any Donations received will be put towards the future Arroyo S.E.C.O Network of Time Banks Community Revolving Loan Fund and Local Economy Incubator. We need to raise $5,000 in order to receive matching funds for the Community Revolving Loan Fund.

More about the Loan Fund and More about the Incubator

Special thanks to:
The Metabolic Studio http://www.metabolicstudio.org/
Fais Do Do http://www.faisdodo.com/
Large Marge Sustainables http://www.largemargesustainables.com/
The Living Economy Salon http://livingeconomysalon.com
CRSP Institute for Urban Ecovillages:  www.laecovillage.org

Stephanie is also a professional musician. and will perform new tracks from Dreamworld on:
Friday, July 26th at 7PM at Pop Hop,  5002 York Blvd Los Aangeles 90042
http://www.thepophop.com/
Consider donating to her Dreamworld Sharing Economy Tour fund!
http://www.razoo.com/story/Sharing-Economy-Tour

 

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Ecocity World Summit 2013 in Nates, France September 25 – 27, 2013

What:       Ecocity World Summit 2013
Where:    Nantes, FRANCE
When:     September 25 – 27, 2013

 

More information:  http://www.ecocity-2013.com/en/

ECOCITY 2013, is the collective place and moment to build a common culture among sustainable city players, a platform to accelerate the transition on a global scale.

Sponsored by Ecocity Builders in partnership with UN Habitat and UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program).

Early bird registration ends August 20, 2013.

So much fascinating information for the ecocity constituency among our readers here, including program information,  video interviews, past ecocity conference archives, and more:  http://www.ecocity-2013.com/en/

Following on from Montreal, Istanbul, San Francisco, Bangalore, Shenzhen, Curitiba, Dakar, Adelaide and Berkeley, it will be the first edition to be held in the European Union. ECOCITY is the cross-disciplinary World Summit on Sustainable Cities supported by the NGO Ecocity Builders. The concept was originally designed to:

  • Facilitate exchanges among local, regional and governmental decision-makers, researchers and the civil society,
  • Bring together all the different disciplines on sustainable cities,
  • Offer equal treatment to all speakers,
  • Enable citizens to play a role.

This 10th edition positions «the city as a vital area of work to grapple with the global sustainability issues».

One year after Rio + 20, ECOCITY 2013 must be a platform to accelerate the transition on a global scale, in partnership with the United Nations.  Ambitious goals have been set for the event:

  • A crucial political moment worldwide,
  • Mobilization of all the driving forces,
  • Emergence of large-scale solutions,
  • A change in the rules governing the city,
  • An action-driven schedule.

ECOCITY 2013 will be a unique opportunity to organize dialogue between the bearers of a European urban development model and their counterparts in other continents.

 

ECOCITY 2013 format

Ecocity, the World Summit on Sustainable Cities, will be held from 25 to 27 September 2013. It will be followed by the Summit of the Mexico City Pact Signatories on Saturday 28 September. The two events are very complementary.
ECOCITY will take shape over the 3 days with the Summit and the Exhibition designed as «the ideal place to showcase solutions for sustainable cities» and innovation.
A new approach, around a collaborative work, will make it possible for all the contributors to co-build the programme.

The Summit will propose various types of meetings and exchanges:

  • Plenary sessions,
  • Keynote session
  • Theatre-style room
  • workshop
  • round tables
  • Vico demonstration
  • Global village
  • Solutions exhibition and B to B meeting

Because of the voluntary systemic approach and cross-disciplinary plurality, it will be essential to propose a thematic tour to facilitate the choices of delegates and visitors when attending ECOCITY 2013.

A project built jointly with all the international networks of sustainable city players.

The Nantes Métropole political ambition is to make ECOCITY 2013 the collective place and moment to build a common culture among all sustainable city players. The project governance is organized around this task:

 

 

 

The Eleventh International Permaculture Conference & Convergence (IPC11) in Cuba in Nov 11 – Dec 4, 2013

What:      The 11th International Permaculture Conference & Convergence

Where:     Cuba

When:      November 11 through December 4, 2013: various events

Details here:  The Eleventh International Permaculture Conference & Convergence (IPC11), Cuba (Nov/Dec 2013)

Community Projects, Conferences, Courses/Workshops, Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings — by Roberto Perez Rivero

IPC11 Cuba 2013 — Key Events and Dates

  • Pre IPC International PDC — 11-24 November, 2013
    Cueva de los Portales camping Site, Pinar del Río, Cuba
    With a Highly qualified team of Professors from USA, UK, Canada and Cuba.
  • Conference Dinner and Gala
    – 24 November, 2013

    Havana, Cuba
  • International Permaculture Conference
    – 25-27 November, 2013

    At the Pabellón Cuba, in Vedado, Havana, Cuba
    With many important Permaculturists already confirmed to present.
  • Visit to Urban Permaculture sites –
    28 November, 2013

    Havana, Cuba
  • Convergence –
    29 November – 3 December, 2013

    To be celebrated at Los Cocos Camping Base, Mayabeque Province, Cuba
    There is still space for presentations at the Convergence, please contact us.
  • Permaculture Tours –
    From December 4th, 2013

    Three choices that include the provinces of Matanzas and Sancti Spíritus and the best preserved traditional Spanish Villa in Cuba, Trinidad.

Contacts

For all the information, including prices and payments, in English and Spanish, please check www.ipc11cuba.com.

For direct contact with the organizing group in Cuba, email to: ipc11cuba (at) fanj.cult.cu

There is an early bird discount of 10% for those that register before July 31!

 

 

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Your Final Footprint: Home Burials and Green Funerals, Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7:30pm at LA Eco-Village

What:       Your Final Footprint: An introduction to Environmentally-conscious after-death care,
funeral and 
disposition  with Olivia Bareham

Where:     L.A. Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Pl, Los Angeles 90004 (directions)

When:      Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm

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You recycle, you try not to use toxic products and you pay attention to how your lifestyle|
affects the environment. When you die you want to be assured that your final footprint is
in alignment with the integrity in which you lived your life. But is this possible?  Please join
us for a lively, informative evening!

Topics covered will include:
  • Traditional funeral industry practices
  • Legalities and logistics for home-based, natural after-death care
  • Embalming vs dry-ice
  • Benefits of a family-directed home wake & funeral
  • The case for “Green” burials
  • High-Tech disposition alternatives
  • Films & slide shows demonstrating the sacred beauty of home funerals and green burials
  • Q & A

     Refreshments will be served.

About Olivia:
Rev. Olivia Bareham is an ordained Minister of Healing. She holds bachelors degrees in Education and Natural Theology in Sacred Healing and is a certified Death Midwife. Olivia’s experience in the fields of auxiliary nursing, elder care and hospice volunteering inspired her to investigate a more meaningful and personal alternative to traditional funeral practices.

“At the event of death and for a few days following, there is a window of opportunity for great healing to occur. I noticed that when the funeral director stepped in to take over the closing ceremonies, very often this window silently, and permanently, closed. Families were left feeling empty and helpless, often with a feeling of incompleteness.”

In an effort to provide a way to keep this window open and facilitate the healing process, Olivia completed a course in Death Midwifery, resulting in certification as a Home Funeral Guide. She subsequently created Sacred Crossings with the mission of inspiring, educating and empowering families to reclaim the lost art and healing ritual of a Home Funeral.

Olivia is a writer, producer and public speaker – she serves on the Board of the National Home Funeral Alliance (www.homefuneralalliance.org) and Los Angeles Hospice at Anam Cara.  (http://anamcarala.org) For more info on Olivia and her organization, Sacred Crossings, here:http://www.sacredcrossings.com

Fee for this event:  $5 to $10 sliding scale

Reservations please: crsp@igc.org or 213/738-1254

 

More info on this topic below.

 

View our slide show of Home Funerals here…

Home Funerals by Sacred Crossings
Home Funerals by Sacred Crossings
 
If you would like to be added to the mailing list for future events and workshops on this and related topics, please write to: sacredcrossings@gmail.com
To learn more about upcoming Death Midwifery workshops and classes, please contact Olivia at: 310-968-2763Thank you for forwarding this e-mail to friends and relatives who may be interested.

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The Three Secrets of Healthy Living with Dr. Jhasmin Santizo Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7:30pm at LA Eco-Village

What:       The Three Secrets of Healthy Living with Dr. Jhasmin Santizo
Where:     L.A. Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place, Los Angeles 90004  (directions)
When:      Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm

 

More information:

Dr. Jhasmin Santizo decided to become a Chiropractor after her father, L.A. Eco-Village member and Eco Maya Festival producer Julio Santizo, was diagnosed with Stage 2 Colorectal cancer. From this experience, she decided to make a difference in the medical field, by educating people about health, wellness, and prevention. Chiropractic has shown her that it’s just not about low back and neck pain, but about teaching others how to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle. She is also an athlete, training in Krav Maga and Cross-fit 3-4 times a week.

Everyone invited.  No charge

Reservations please:  213/738-1254 or crsp@igc.org

 

 

Seed Saving Class Sat., June 29, 2013 from 10am to 1pm at L.A. Eco-Village

What:       Seed Saving Class with George Patton
Where:     L.A. Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Pl., LA 90004 (directions)
When:      Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 10am to 1pm

 

More information:

Learn all about Seed Saving from L.A. Eco-Village resident George Patton. George hosted the Gardening Naturally radio show on KCRW in the early 1980s. He volunteers with the Biodynamic Association of Southern CA and is focused on food security, composting, growing and using herbs.

Potluck lunch in the L.A. Eco Village Courtyard after the workshop.

Please bring a dish to share and your own plate cup and utensil to make this a zero waste activity!

Everyone welcome!

Fee:  3 time dollars or $5

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Rainwater Harvesting with Brad Lancaster Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:30pm at LA Eco-Village


What:       Booksigning and Evening Talk with Brad Lancaster
Where:     L.A. Eco-Village (directions)
When:      Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm

 

author of
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands
Turning Water Scarcity into Water Abundance; Vol.1, 2nd Edition

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
7:30 pm, $5 to $10 sliding scale (no one turned away)

Rainwater Harvesting expert Brad Lancaster returns to Los Angeles with his newly published 2nd Edition of his award winning, best selling book Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands; Turning Water Scarcity into Water Abundance, Vol. 1, 2nd Edition on Wednesday, June 26.

Brad’s books have always encouraged readers to turn water scarcity into water abundance by welcoming rain into our lives, landscapes and soils.  In this newly updated 2nd edition, Brad updates real life case studies for harvesting rainwater, completely renovates the approach to seeing & understanding sediment flows, and adds more tools for harvesting rainwater and other often overlooked free on-site resources, such as wind, sun, and shade.

Rainwater harvesting is the process of capturing rain and making the most of it as close as possible to where it falls.  By harvesting rainwater on the land within the soil and vegetation, or in cisterns that will later irrigate the land, it is possible to control erosion, reduce flooding, and minimize water pollution.  This practice is enormously beneficial in a world with a finite supply of fresh water that is becoming increasingly polluted.

Although rainwater harvesting has been accomplished by humans in virtually every drought vulnerable region of the world for millennia, our society, until very recently with the help of people like Brad Lancaster, seemed to have a collective amnesia about the utility, efficiency, and beauty of rainwater harvesting practices.

Brad Lancaster is an author, permaculture teacher, designer & consultant, and co-founder of Desert Harvesters (DesertHarvesters.org). Brad has taught programs for the ECOSA Institute, Columbia University, University of Arizona, Prescott College, Audubon Expeditions, and many others. He has helped design integrated water harvesting and permaculture systems for homeowners and gardeners, including the Tucson Audubon Simpson Farm restoration site; the Milagro & Stone Curves co-housing projects.  Brad lives on an eighth of an acre in downtown Tucson, Arizona, where annual rainfall is less than 12 inches. He practices what he preaches by harvesting over 100,000 gallons of rainwater a year, and with his brother Rodd, have created an oasis in the desert by directing harvested rainwater into a thriving landscape that includes abundant gardens, food bearing trees, and habitat for wildlife, instead of into the streets and storm drains of Tucson.

Event sponsors:
Los Angeles Eco-Village Collaborative:
CRSP Institute for Urban Eco-Villages, Urban Soil-Tierra Urbana Co-op,
Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust, Greywater Action



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Other SoCal events with Brad Lancaster:

Santa Barbara:
Tue, June 25, 2013 at 7:30pm, $5 donation
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery
(805) 962-2571
margie@sbpermaculture.org
www.sbpermaculture.org

San Diego
June 29,30 Rainwater & Greywater Workshop
hosted by the San Diego Sustainable Living Institute
http://sdsustainable.org/event/rainwater-harvesting-earthworks/

More Info on Harvesting Rainwater:
www.HarvestingRainwater.com

Sweetwater Collaborative
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweetwater-Collaborative/113158298771036
We are the successor to the Santa Barbara Green Living Co-op and are now locally based.
Our legacy is putting in water harvesting projects using a barn raising model, in hands-on, community-based workshops.

Permaculture Credit Union
http://www.permaculturecu.org/

You Tubes:
Rainwater Harvesting with Brad Lancaster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Ku_xpyLK4

Sustainable World Radio Podcast Brad Lancaster
http://pdcastsusworldradio.libsyn.com/webpage?search=brad&Su

Santa Babara Permaculture Network Logo

(805) 962-2571
P.O. Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
margie@sbpermaculture.org
www.sbpermaculture.org

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