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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Join Brad Lancaster on a tour of his urban permaculture oasis in Tucson Arizona. See how Brad harvests rainwater, sunshine, and other resources to transform lifeless land into a sustainable, interconnected, abundant place to live. (Part 1 of 4) Brad lives in Tucson on one of the most amazing 1/8th of an acre anywhere! In an area with a metro population of nearly 1 million people, Brad has applied low tech, low cost solutions to create an off-grid life, while surrounded by grids and people leading typical lifestyles for this time. Brad also shares how the principles he applied to his property can be applied to public streets and public lands, transforming them into an urban homesteading oasis in a very dry desert climate water security, urban homestead, food security, rainwater harvesting, Tucson Arizona Click on the time to jump to specific topics of interest 1:06 Public right-of-way developments 3:56 Living Pantry / Living Pharmacy 6:28 Water harvesting traffic circle 9:18 Public right-of-way in the community 11:25 Traffic calming chicane 14:37 Public right-of-way without resident participation Related videos about Brad’s work: * Brad’s urban oasis tour: * Part 1 (you are here) * Part 2 * Part 3 * Part 4 * Brad Lancaster’s interview with Rob: * Rob & Takota’s prelude discussion: * Brad Lancaster video playlist: For an in person tour of Brad’s place, periodically check the Events page of his website. Must register in advance. Purchase Brad’s books: Rainwater Harvesting For Drylands And Beyond Eat Mesquite And More Brad’s website: About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture: In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design […]


  • Naturally Fit NOW LLC 1 month ago

    Thanks for the information Brad! This motivated me to dig! Q: In what applications would you utilize Creosote Bush? Many blessings

  • mikeycbaby 1 month ago

    Brad Lancaster has always inspired me.

  • D Calihou 1 month ago

    Seed bombs!!! Love it!

  • Using the buffalo gourd as a seed bomb, love it.

  • Maggie Whiteside 1 month ago

    Where can you sell the mesquite for 14$/lb? I'm curious because I figured the FDA wouldn't allow that

  • I wish we'd shade all the walkways in Tucson the way the one at 11 minutes is shaded. Walking down Speedway is hell on earth in the summer.

  • Irene Davo 1 month ago

    I have questions

  • Ken Hunt 1 month ago

    Brad has always been ahead of the curve. I would encourage any visitor to the Old Pueblo to visit the Dunbar-Spring neighborhood. I would also recommend visiting the Watershed Mgmt Group site in Tucson. I would also recommend visiting Las Milpitas Community Farm and Tucson's Birthplace Mission Garden.
    Thanks for the video during the virus. It was a great reminder and distraction.

  • Dan and Jeanne Cybulski 1 month ago

    Great idea but your house looks like a landfill! This is why we are unfortunately stuck with HOA’s! No one wants to live next to a trash pile! I also live off the land in ARIZONA, but I respect my neighbors and myself enough to not let my house look so junky!

  • Cynthia Deneen 1 month ago

    Thank You Mr. Lancaster for your Videos & Books ,they are truly what people need . Our mentors come into our lives when we are ready to learn & do the hard work it takes to make changes.
    Then we pass the gift to the next student. Ignorance Isn't Bliss.

  • Danielle Richardson 1 month ago

    rainwater harvesting is so cool!

  • Brad Lancaster 1 month ago

    For more on Brad's work – check out the new, full-color, revised and expanded editions of his books!
    You can get them at deep discount directly from me the author, Brad Lancaster, at:

  • Honey Caffena 1 month ago

    So Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you

  • Love it. Looking forward to 2 and 3.

  • Tweet Crafts 1 month ago

    Looking forward to parts 2 and 3 ! Thanks for sharing .

  • ceili 1 month ago

    Makes me want to move there

  • Hailex 1 month ago

    Love how much fun you’re having, really brings together the “whole package” of permaculture culture if you know what I mean. 🙂

  • Petals on the Paving Slabs 1 month ago

    Loving that term he used, free sponge. Really enjoyed watching this, thank you.

  • Paula Israel 1 month ago

    Yes. I agree Brad, permaculture helps to stave off depression. Permaculture creates beauty that is currently so lacking around us. Thank for sharing the achievements of you and your community.

  • Trent Charles 1 month ago

    Very cool video! Thanks for sharing

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