Brad Lancaster Lecture

Mark your calendar now!

August 26th 2010 at 6:30pm. The event will take place at Technicians For Sustainability’s downtown location 612 N. 7th Avenue, will present an informative lecture:

“Water Wanderings and More in the Middle East”, with Brad Lancaster, author of the award-winning Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond.

In this presentation, Brad will share inspiring stories and images gleaned during two recent trips to the Middle East: a U.S. State Department-sponsored trip to Jordan and Saudi Arabia in 2009, and a return trip to the region in 2010 to teach permaculture in Palestine and conduct research in Syria and Israel.

Topics Include:

Sustainable groundwater extraction with ancient gravity-fed qanats; the forgotten and refound cisterns of old Jeddah; revived Nabatean runoff farms producing almonds, carob, olives, pomegranates, grapes, figs, and more on just 4 inches (50 mm) of rain per year; rainwater tea; revolving community loan funds; water wise women of Jordan; tank culture in a water-truck culture, the spiral cisterns of the Bell Caves, salvaged plastic bottle irrigation, and kanafa.

RSVP Encouraged:

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