Added by on 2017-06-23

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Creating positive change in your community starts with you! A great example of how a couple of motivated and persistent people can transform their own neighborhood is the story of Dunbar Springs in Tucson, Arizona. In 1994, Brad Lancaster and his brother bought a house in one of the older neighborhoods of Tucson, and started transforming their yard and the public right of way along the street, using permaculture and rainwater harvesting techniques. The transformation of a dusty patch of dirt into a desert oasis was noticed by neighbors, who Brad and his brother were happy to help with their own yards and right of ways. Over the years, the entire neighborhood has been transformed as more and more people have adopted the techniques. Even better, although their work was initially met with resistance by city officials, the city of Tucson has now changed the way they look at relating to storm water, turning some of the techniques they originally opposed into the required code for new construction! My cousin’s family and I took a walk through this neighborhood to experience it for ourselves, and give them a better idea of what permaculture in the desert is all about. Here’s a great video about Brad Lancaster’s home and techniques: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcAMXm9zITg&t=2s The music used in the video is my own, which you can find at http://oneheartfire.bandcamp.com/ I am currently looking for volunteers to help with the Permaculture Bike Park project, and stay or live in the Ant Village. This thread has all the info: http://www.permies.com/t/57639/labs/b… Follow me on Instagram @oneheartfire If you enjoy my videos and would like to support the project, please visit http://www.patreon.com/jessegrimes To make a one time donation via paypal or credit card, please visit http://www.paypal.me/jessegrimes To […]

6 Comments

  • J Alien Coldwater 1 month ago

    How much rain do they get in their area? I am surprised that it is enough to collect and make a difference. What they have done is amazing!

  • sconesyummy 1 month ago

    Great video. Your calm demeanour controls the curious child. 😉 You would make an excellent teacher.

  • Bruce Fuller 1 month ago

    This video is so inspiring. Thank you for the tour.

  • The Silent G 1 month ago

    That's really cool that they cut the curbs and dug out low points to harvest water!

  • Tami Gami 1 month ago

    Very very cool! This in super super interesting, thanks for sharing! ♥️

  • ZydeCody Gardens 1 month ago

    Enjoyed the video of your tour, With you family. Never worry about a childs interaction in the videos. Your educating the next generation.

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