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VIDEO - Rainwater Harvesting Basics -- Brad Lancaster

This is a very good over view of water harvesting approach of Brad Lancaster as found in his series : Rainwater Harvesting for Dylands and Beyond.

The guy's methodology  is holistic and accessible. Practice and principle.

His perspective has had a huge impact on the way I think. 


YouTube - Rainwater Harvesting Basics (1) Brad Lancaster

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Comment by Mark Thomson on November 22, 2011 at 7:21

The raingarden venue is at  Kumbartchu at Eatons Hill sorry to confuse you all ...  regards Mark

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on November 21, 2011 at 8:13

Mark ... that date is in my diary as being the Caboolture Seed Savers Christmas get-together. I don't know any details yet though. Is you talk to be for Friends of CREEC or Caboolture Permaculture?

Comment by Mark Thomson on November 21, 2011 at 8:06

The rain water cycle is so simple yet we overlook so many opportunities in capturing storing and redistributing water in our landscape. I think that as kids in primary school we were introduced to rain water cycle in geography but then this was mostly forgotten by many.

I am currently putting together a minor presentation on Rain gardens at "CREEK" at Burpengary on December 10th at 9 am to 11.30 am   it will be an overview of rain gardens applied to both ornamental and productive gardens.

Rain gardens are really big in Victoria and the Melbourne water Authority is continuing its drive to introduce them into home owner’s landscapes in practical ways. These sustainable ideals will help use water resource more efficiently and reduce the storm water runoff into our rivers and bays.

Hopefully we can develop similar understanding here in South east Queensland in a way that is good for our gardens and good for the environment...

Comment by Scarlett on November 12, 2011 at 9:37

Hi Dave

These are better off in the video section of the site, not the blog. Please have a look at the guidelines for blog/ forum etc posting on the front page of the site

cheers Scarlett :)

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