Join Brad Lancaster on a tour of his urban permaculture oasis in Tucson Arizona. See how Brad harvests rainwater, sunshine, and other resources to transform lifeless land into a sustainable, interconnected, abundant place to live. (Part 1 of 4)

Brad lives in Tucson on one of the most amazing 1/8th of an acre anywhere! In an area with a metro population of nearly 1 million people, Brad has applied low tech, low cost solutions to create an off-grid life, while surrounded by grids and people leading typical lifestyles for this time. Brad also shares how the principles he applied to his property can be applied to public streets and public lands, transforming them into an urban homesteading oasis in a very dry desert climate

water security, urban homestead, food security, rainwater harvesting, Tucson Arizona

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1:06 Public right-of-way developments
3:56 Living Pantry / Living Pharmacy
6:28 Water harvesting traffic circle
9:18 Public right-of-way in the community
11:25 Traffic calming chicane
14:37 Public right-of-way without resident participation

Related videos about Brad’s work:

* Brad’s urban oasis tour:
* Part 1 (you are here)
* Part 2
* Part 3
* Part 4
* Brad Lancaster’s interview with Rob:
* Rob & Takota’s prelude discussion:

* Brad Lancaster video playlist:

For an in person tour of Brad’s place, periodically check the Events page of his website.
Must register in advance.

Purchase Brad’s books:

Rainwater Harvesting For Drylands And Beyond

Eat Mesquite And More

Brad’s website:

About Rob Avis and Verge Permaculture:
In less than 10 years, Rob & Michelle Avis left Calgary’s oil fields and retooled his engineering career to help clients and students design integrated systems for shelter, energy, water, waste and food, all while supporting local economy and regenerating the land. He’s now leading the next wave of permaculture education, teaching career-changing professionals to become eco-entrepreneurs with successful regenerative businesses. Learn more and connect with Rob & Michelle at

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Brad Lancaster's Urban Permaculture Oasis Homestead Tour – Tucson Arizona.(Part 1)

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