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Upcoming Bay Area Events with Brad Lancaster

Thursday, January 30, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melonie Walter
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Simple & Effective Ways to Enhance the Natural Abundance
of Your Home, Community, and the Larger World
Monday, February 10, 2014
Hall of Flowers In Golden Gate Park
9th Avenue @ Lincoln Ave
San Francisco, CA
6:30-9:30 pm


This dynamic presentation shares patterns and strategies to harvest, integrate, and enliven free local resources—such as rain-, grey-, and stormwaters; sun, wind, and shade; along with soil fertility, wild foods, and community fun—in a way that generates far more potential than the sum of their parts. Scarcity is re-visioned into abundance simply through creative cycling and utilization of what is already at hand. Costly and consuming habits and infrastructure, disconnected from their surroundings, are reoriented and reconnected to maximize enriching opportunities.

You'll see many examples of such transformation, including how once-dying wetlands and creek flows are being regenerated with simple hand-built structures made of on-site materials; how ancient sun- and shade-harvesting sites are informing passively heated, cooled, and powered modern homes and retrofits; and how once-blighted, overheated neighborhood streets are being rejuvenated into thriving greenbelts of water, people, wildlife, art, food, and celebration by planting once-drained stormwater, seed, and yard prunings. This talk is both an invitation for you to engage and partner with your natural surroundings and community, and a treasure map showing you the way.

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Turning Drains Into Sponges and Water Scarcity Into Water Abundance
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Lakeside Park Garden Center On Lake Merritt
666 Bellevue Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
9:30am-12:30 pm

This inspiring presentation shares eight universal principles of water harvesting along with simple strategies that turn water scarcity into water abundance, and floods into opportunity. They empower you to create integrated water-sustainable landscape plans at home and throughout your community. Rainwater harvesting is the process of capturing rain and making the most of it as close as possible to where it falls. Greywater harvesting is the process of directing water from household sink, bathtub, shower, and washing-machine drains into the soils of the landscape where the water is naturally filtered and reused to generate more on-site resources. The two work hand in hand, and can reduce our water consumption by 30 to 50%! You'll see examples enhancing local food security, passively cooling cities in summer, reducing costs of living and energy consumption, controlling erosion, averting flooding, reviving dead waterways, minimizing water pollution, building community, creating celebration, and more.

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Walking directions to Brad Lancaster Oakland Event from BART Lake Merritt Station

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