Category: Greywater

Earth Care International’s Sustainability Guide Publishes My Piece on Water Harvesting

I tried to find my recent article in the 2011 Sustainable Santa Fe Guide (about the blessings of bike commuting), but it’s not online yet. Here’s last year’s article in the same annual magazine published by the wonderful youth and staff at Earth Care International.

11/09/2010 | Compost | Erosion Control | Greywater | Mulching Materials | Water Harvesting | (0) Comments

Friends, Clients, Colleagues Bend Me an Ear: THANKS!

Nate Downey and Melissa McDonaldIn preparing to thank every New Mexico-based person, organization, and business that had a hand in the creation of my new book “Harvest the Rain,” I discovered that there are over 120 of these entities ranging from cover-art photographers Charles Mann and Jennifer Esperanza to envelope-pushing people-leaders Miguel Santistevan and Roberto Mondragon. To keep this blog post to a reasonable length, here I’ve decided to limit my thanks to a list of the locals who I did not mention in my previous post and who were also able to make it to Wednesday’s book-launch party.

09/10/2010 | Books | Events | Greywater | Water Harvesting | (0) Comments

Catch Our 16 Minutes of Fame on HGTV Today!

When I was my kids’ age (5 and 7), every child had goals. Highest among them was being on TV. One time my sister and I got on “Wonderama,” a show where kids were picked out of a large audience to be contestants in a quasi game-show. I wasn’t chosen, but I sure relished the one glimpse of my madly waving arms in an ecstatically joyful sea of madly waving arms.

08/09/2010 | Children | Edibles | Events | Greywater | Outdoor Living | Water Harvesting | (0) Comments