PEEC hosts ‘Harvest Rain’ author

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By Special to the Monitor

Nate Downey, St. John’s College graduate, permaculture expert and author, will talk at PEEC at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. He will also sign copies of his latest book, “Harvest the Rain,” which will be available for purchase.  
Downey writes about the history and culture of rainwater preservation. He explains how rainwater harvesting can be fun, easy and low-cost. In his book, Downey shows the reader simple ways to achieve that goal without being overwhelmed by lots of work or high water bills.  
His talk will outline these same principles. Attendees will go home with specific things they can do to prepare for a verdant and fertile garden next year.
Downey is a frequent guest on public radio and presenter at green events.  
Downey’s writing appears regularly in publications such as Su Casa and Sunset magazines. He writes also writes monthly column called “Permaculture in Practice” for The Santa Fe New Mexican.
Join PEEC for an informative evening.  Call 662-0460 for more information, or visit www.pajaritoeec.org.
The talk is free, but donations are appreciated.