Passive water harvesting is the development of landscape features that direct, capture and infiltrate storm water into the landscape rather than capturing and storing storm water in cisterns or barrels. This is a low-tech method of water harvesting that is incredibly effective. Passive water harvesting features include swales and berms, dry stream beds, detention and retention ponding areas, pumice wicks, French drains, rain gardens and the like. In Santa Fe and the greater southwest every landscape benefits from passive water harvesting.

San Isidro Permaculture is a leader of passive water harvesting design and development. We have been developing passive water harvesting landscapes in Santa Fe, the greater southwest and around the world for over a decade. With this strong understanding of the principles and practices of passive water harvesting and a large amount of experience we are able to help our clients maximize their passive water harvesting potential.

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