Nate Downey is available to speak at your next event.



Nate is an enthusiastic and engaging public speaker. Here’s a list of his speaking engagements, radio interviews, etc. since his “Harvest the Rain” book tour. Click here to contact Nate to be a speaker at your next event!



10/14/17  Santa Fe, NM, Speaker at Economics of Happiness Conference - 3:00 p.m.
10/8/17  Santa Fe, NM, Speaker at Journey Santa Fe - 11:00 a.m.



9/16/16 Santa Fe, NM, lecture APLD International Design Conference

8/20/16 Santa Fe, NM, interview with KSFR with Bob Zimmerman and Christine Salem

8/8/16 Santa Fe, NM, interview The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

7/13/16 Santa Fe, NM, interview on The Richard Eeds  Show KVSF

2/10/16 Santa Fe, NM, panel discussion, youth for a Secure Water Future, State Legislature

7/1/15 Santa Fe, NM,  lecture Santa Fe Radio Café Interview with Mary-Charlotte

4/18/15 Santa Fe, NM,  Book Signing LitQuest 2015

2/20/15 Atlanta, GA, presentation for 18th annual Georgia Organics Conference

10/22/14 Santa Fe, presentation at Santa Fe Community College Hosts El Agua es Vida Water Festival

6/28/14 Dallas, TX, water harvesting workshop for the Clean Economy Series at Richland College

6/27/14 Dallas, TX, lecture for the Clean Economy Series at Richland College

4/22/14 Santa Fe, NM, Earth Day presentation, Institute of American Indian Arts

4/28/14 Santa Fe, NM, Interviewed Hollis Walker Radio Cafe KSFR

3/29/14 Santa Fe, NM, featured guest  LitQuest

3/27/14 Santa Fe, NM, interviewed by Rhea Goodman on, KSFR's

10/26/13 Dallas, TX, water harvesting workshop for the Clean Economy Series Brookhaven College

10/25/13 Dallas, TX, lecture for the Clean Economy Series Brookhaven College

10/7/13 Santa Fe, NM, Interview with Mary-Charlotte Santa Fe Radio Café

8/28/13 Santa Fe, NM, Introduction for Hosted Roberto Perez, Unitarian Universalist Congregation

9/8/13 Santa Fe, NM, speaker at Unitarian Universalist Congregation water ceremony

6/8/13 Santa Fe, NM, guest host for The Journey Home on KSFR

4/13/13 New Haven, CT, guest lecture at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science and the Yale School of Management

9/27/12 Santa Fe, NM,  guest lecture Santa Fe University of Art and Design

9/25/12 Santa Fe, NM, presentation Whole Foods Market

9-24-12 Santa Fe, NM,  interview with Diego Mulligan on KSFR's The Journey Home

9-19-12 Santa Fe, NM, guest lecture at Institute for American Indian Arts

7-16-12 Santa Fe, NM, workshop at Santa Fe Children's museum

5/14/12 Santa Fe, NM, presentation at County Extension Building

5/14/12 Santa Fe, NM, talk for the NM Herb Society

5/7/12 Santa Fe, NM, lecture for Biofuels Association at SFCC

4/14/12 Santa Fe, NM, presentation at The Firebird

2/29/12 Las Vegas, NV, presentation to the 46th annual IECA conference

2/25/12 Albuquerque, NM, teaching a workshop at the Xeriscape Expo

2/24/12 Albuquerque, NM, presentation at 17th Annual Xeriscape Conference

2/4/12 Santa Fe, NM, talk at Santa Fe Greenhouses

2/4/12 Santa Fe, NM, interview on Humanity with Betsy Ronel radio AM1260

1/26/12 Santa Fe, NM, tour of the Backyard Institute for Riversource

1/26/12 Santa Fe, NM, Riversource’s 6th Annual Water-Secure Future forum

11/11/11 Santa Fe, NM, keynote speaker at Youth Conference on Social Justice

11/9/11 Santa Fe, NM, talk at the Semi-Arid Cafe Monthly Meeting

11/8/11 Santa Fe, NM, interview on KSFR 101.1 FM with Diego Mulligan

8/17/11 Santa Fe, NM, book signing, St. John’s College

8/20/11 Albuquerque, NM, talk at the Albuquerque Garden Center

8/6/11 Santa Fe, NM, presentation at Native Plant Society annual conference

7/24/11 Santa Fe, NM tour of Backyard Institute sponsored by Homegrown NM

7/23/11 Santa Fe, NM, lecture SF Community College Carbon Economy Series

6/25/11 Mountainair, NM, lecture for the Soil and Water Conservation District



Nate Downey at a book signing event for his latest book, Harvest the Rain.


Fall 2011 “Harvest the Rain” West Coast Tour Dates

9/24 Boulder, UT, all-day workshop, True Nature Farm
9/26-29 Portland, OR, annual ARCSA conference
9/28 Portland, OR, 6:30pm presentation, TaborSpace
9/29 Portland, OR, 2pm workshop, ARCSA conference
10/1 Portland, OR, all-day workshop, Planet Repair
10/2 Eugene, OR, 6pm presentation, Maitreya Ecovillage
10/3 Ashland, OR, morning talk at an undisclosed location
10/5 Arcata, CA, evening, Campus Center for Appropriate Technology
10/6 Willits, CA, 6pm presentation, the Grange
10/7 Lakeport, CA, 3-5pm book signing, Watershed Books
10/8 Lucerne, CA, Oktoberfest, Lucerne Harbor Park
10/8 Hopland, CA, 6-8pm talk, Solar Living Center
10/9 Oakland, CA, half-day workshop, Merritt College
10/10 Healdsburg, CA, private landscape consultation
10/10 Windsor, CA, 7pm presentation at Town Council Chambers
10/12 Santa Cruz, CA, 7pm presentation, Green Space
10/13 Berkeley, CA, 7-9pm book signing, Builders Book Source
10/14 San Francisco, CA, 1pm panel, Slow Money conference
10/14 Berkeley, CA, 7-9pm talk at Berkeley Ecology Center
10/15 San Rafael, CA, all day at the 22nd annual Bioneers Conference
10/16 San Francisco, CA, private landscape consultation
10/17 Big Sur, CA, 8-10pm presentation for Esalen Institute
10/18 San Luis Obispo, CA, 6:30-8:30pm talk, Public Library
10/19 Santa Barbara, CA, 11am-noon, SBCC Farmers’ Market
10/19 Ojai, CA, 7-8:30pm talk, Chaparral Auditorium
10/20 Meiners Oaks, CA, 9:30-11am, Farmer & the Cook
10/20 Santa Barbara, CA, 7-9:30 talk, SB Public Library
10/21 Ventura, CA, evening talk, Ventura Public Library
10/22 Santa Barbara, CA, 12-1pm talk, SB Botanical Gardens
10/22 Los Olivos, CA, evening presentation for Los Olivos Grange
10/23 San Diego, CA, private landscape consultation
10/24 San Diego, CA, presentation for local permaculture group
10/25 North Hills, CA, 7-10pm, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist
10/26 Westchester, CA, evening talk at an undisclosed location
10/28 Los Angeles, CA, late-night party, Café Club Fais Do-Do
10/29 Long Beach, CA, 2pm talk, Long Beach Public Library
10/30 Los Angeles, CA, private landscape consultation