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Paperback, 448 pages.
by Brad Lancaster
Rainwater harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2, 2nd Edition is a full color, how-to-guide for creating water-harvesting "earthworks" or "rain gardens." Earthworks are simple, inexpensive strategies and landforms that passively harvest or "plant" free rainfall, stormwater runoff, household greywater, air conditioning condensate, and fertile organic matter within vegetated, sponge-like, living souls. The Vegetation and other soil life then pump water back out in the form of beauty, food, shelter, wildlife habitat, timber, and passive heating and cooling; while lowering utility costs, controlling erosion, increasing soil fertility, reducing downstream flooding, mitigating drought, improving water and air quality, and enhancing health fort all.
Building on the information from Volume 1, this volume shows you how to turn your yard, school, streetscape, parking lot, neighborhood, ranch, or open space into vibrant, regenerative producer of life and resources. Conditions at home will improve as you simultaneously help enrich the ecosystem and inspire the surrounding community.
Learn to select, place, size, construct, and plant your chosen earthworks. Detailed step-by-step instructions with over 550 illustrations and photos show you how to do it. and plentiful stories of success motivate you so you will do it!