One of our most bountiful and essential natural resources falls freely from the skies, yet we let most of it slip away without making good use of it. Even though there are many ways to catch, save, and repurpose the rainwater that runs off our roofs.
In urban and suburban areas, where space for water storage is scarce, Nate Downey, author of Harvest the Rain, suggests there are still ways to make maximum use of whatever garden areas there may be.
An alternative use for harvested rainwater that Downey sees beginning to emerge is in neighborhood or community gardens, where it supports intensive polyculture applications.
Nate Downey will talk about rainwater and how to make good use of it in a gathering at the Windsor Town Council chambers at 7 pm on Monday evening, Oct. 10. The event is co-hosted by Daily Acts.