Canyon Hopping/Rock Balancing

Last week Art Ludwig was in my area doing a talk at a local Permaculture center. Art has written the definitive books on greywater and water storage. He lives in Santa Barbara near a water-filled canyon. He and I share a love of canyons, pools, waterfalls, and the Great Outdoors. We went for a hike down a local canyon to the beach and it was a beautiful day. Art doesn’t wear shoes and it made me feel old and stiff to watch him bounding down the canyon, hopping from rock to rock in bare feet. He’d never said anything to me about balancing rocks, but that’s just what he did as we descended to the beach. The canyon was full of water, a number of cascading waterfalls:

If you live in the country, I recommend his books: Create An Oasis With Greywater and Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds

Info at his website here

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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