Nate Downey Harvest the Rain Book Tour

October 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

I confess that I haven’t read the Harvest the Rain book yet, but it looks great, so I wanted to let L.A. Creek Freaks know about an upcoming book tour – next week! From Tuesday October 25th 2011 through Saturday October 29th, Nate Harvey will be appearing in Southern California to promote Harvest the Rain: How to Enrich Your Life by Seeing Every Storm as a Resource. Rainwater harvesting is a topic we’ve covered at Creek Freak, and from Harvey’s website and video, the book looks very promising.

Book tour announcement details after the jump. 

Harvest the Rain Book-signing & Talk with Nate  Downey  LA area Oct 25-29 – share and rsvp via Nate Downey events facebook page

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 7-10pm, at Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills 91343 (map) – contact:  Carol N. Hart,  818-831-5694, goldenhart76 [at] – sponsored by Transition San Fernando Valley and Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society. facebook event

Wednesday, October 26th 2011,  12noon, at Huntington Hotel, 752 South Main Street, downtown L.A. 90014 (map) facebook event

Wednesday October 26th 2011, 6:30pm, at Holy Nativity Church, 6700 West 83rd, Westchester 90045 (map) – contacts: John Tikotsky 310-820-3787 – sponsored by Westchester Permaculture Guild. facebook event

Friday October 28th 2011, various events 2:30pm-10pm, at Café-Club Fais Do-Do, 5257 West Adams Blvd, L.A. 90016 (map) 323-931-4636 – contacts: Larry Santoyo  santoyo [at], Camille Cimino camillecimino [at]  213-924-5238 – sponsored by EarthFlow Design Works. facebook event

Saturday October 29th 2011, 2pm, Long Beach Public Library, 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach 90822, Contacts: Ty Teissere 562-314-7509. facebook event

More Info:

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 for a talk and book-signing event, 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.

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

Additional Website Resources:

Harvest the Rain Book
Roof Reliant Landscaping ebook NM Office of State Engineer
Santa Fe Permaculture
American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association
Nate Downey on You Tube

If you’ve read the book or heard the talk, please comment below and tell us how it is. I plan to get a copy soon!


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