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Earthen Pond Water Harvesting System

Earthen Pond Water Harvesting System

Greeting from …Uh, Earth? Catch and Store water from your homestead! Check out this fully integrated water harvesting system in progress. Rain from the roof of the house gets pumped to a tank storage system high on the landscape. Then overflow from the tanks feeds a...
Roof Water Harvesting:  Part 1

Roof Water Harvesting: Part 1

Greetings from (hopefully) rainy California! Today we are talking about catching the abundance raining down from the sky! Where I live we get 3 to 4 months of rain per year and a long 8-9-month dry spell. During the dry time of year water becomes scarce and here in...
Raging wildfires in California (part 2)

Raging wildfires in California (part 2)

Originally published by Resilience.org. If you haven’t read part one of this article, Raging Wildfires of California Part 1: Destruction through mismanagement, the below ecological discussion may feel out of context. I suggest you read Part 1 to better...
Reading The Land After Fire

Reading The Land After Fire

Rising from the ashes, the land responds to the 2017 California Firestorm. Check out what happened on the land a few weeks after the fire hit! The environment of California is a Fire Ecology. This means that many plants, animals, fungi and ecological processes depend...