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  • Writer's pictureColleen Dick


Updated: May 2, 2021

Utah is a very dry place this year and water-supplies are on the minds of a lot of people. One of the most important goals of Rainbird Village is the appropriate management of water. In the Permaculture/Agroecology work to be done, our Designers will design with extremes in mind, both in terms of drought and floods. Over time, ecosystems can be healed, water can soak into the ground and be used for living plants, animals and people, instead of just running off the land or evaporating. Lands which are alternating between too dry and too wet can be modified. People downstream who are accustomed to getting their water all at once, full of silt and sand after storms, may find that they have a clear, constantly flowing stream after the design implementation has matured. It is our hope that our success will bring knowledge and inspiration to others and we can collectively turn the desert into more arable land. As soils cool with a canopy of trees and shrubs, the air temperature will be more comfortable for us, and will allow more condensation and rain.

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