Brad Lancaster

Since 1993 I have run a successful permaculture consulting, design, and education business focused on integrated and sustainable approaches to landscape design, planning, and living. And as I live in the dryland environment, rainwater harvesting has long been one of my specialties and a passion. Through my business I've been able to share this passion and many of the fun innovations and daily adventures that come about from striving to live more sustainably and comfortably in the Sonoran Desert. ---Brad Lancaster

For more about Brad and rainwater harvesting,


ISBN-13: 9780977246410
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Rainsource Press, 3/2008

Building on the information presented in Volume 1, this book shows you how to select, place, size, construct, and plant your chosen water-harvesting earthworks. It presents detailed how-to information and variations of a diverse array of earthworks, including chapters on mulch, vegetation, and greywater recycling so you can customize the techniques to the unique requirements of your site.
Real life stories and examples permeate the book, including:
How curb cuts redirect street runoff to passively irrigate flourishing shade trees planted along the street.
How check dams have helped create springs and perennial flows in once-dry creeks.
How infiltration basins are creating thriving rain-fed gardens.
How backyard greywater laundromats are turning "wastewater" into a resource growing food, beauty, and shade that builds community, and more.
How to create simple tools to read slope and water flow.

ISBN-13: 9780977246403
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Rainsource Press, 1/2006
This is Volume One of the three-volume set, Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands. Volume One helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow you with skills of self-reliance, and create living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat. It's full of stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their lives and landscape and will invite you to do the same! Taken together, the complete three-volume set guides you on how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community.