Monday, 04 May 2015 7:00 PM
Water is Life: Living water, water resilience for home and community, and how to put an end to drought and flood.
Come and learn about drought-proofing landscapes, living water, and water catchment for the suburban and urban home, California, I’m talking to you…
Water is a human right and exists firmly in the domain of the Commons.
Globally, less than 0.05% of the Earth’s water circulates at any given time making fresh water availability a precious resource that demands intelligent design and conservation mentalities.
Whether we capture and store water in the soil, or in cisterns, or in natural swimming pools, or in ponds, we actually increase the amount of available, clean, and usable water reserves.
Many school’s of thought consider water storage as a net drain or loss on water’s availability – but it is not so.
As we slow, spread, and sink water into the landscape – especially one planted with trees – we reticulate water’s life giving properties into the direct environment and moderate the potential cataclysm that flood and drought, excessive heat and cold temperatures represent.
Water stored in the soils, ponds, swales, etc. still moves through the watershed – creeks, rivers, and lakes – and it does so through subsurface leaching. This again, moderates extremes and allows rivers to flow seasonally and resist summer drought.
This exact process allows for the re-creation of springs – the greatest source of living water for human consumption.
In this way, water and water storage strategies increase useable water across the life matrix. This in turn, increases biomass creation and reverses the damage done to denuded and damaged landscapes.
But there is more.
Water itself exhibits energy production capabilities, memory and consciousnesses, healing properties, and in turn, can become dead, putrid and toxified if we fail to grok the deep lessons of water, flow, and vortex.
This is scientific information, not ‘new age’ thinking.
Most of what we learned about water in high school, has significantly evolved over the past several decades. Yet we still primarily teach about water from outdated information.
Feel free to bring your knowledge, citations, and insights about water as we seek to evolve our relationship with the ‘blood of the Earth’, for the sake of our species, or simply tin advance our personal knowledge and relationship with the mysterious Water.
Suggested Donation: $10.00 or trade equivalent (seeds, plants, homemade goods, crafts, etc.)
Come and learn, California, I’m talking to you…
Questions? Call Jesse Tack – 734.709.1176