The Rain Provides: Living Systems for Rainwater Reliance

This class leads you through the techniques and methods for living off rainwater in the desert.While many parts of the world have drying and warming climates, we can look to the experience of Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center to show us how to design our lives to treat clean water like the scarce and sacred thing it is. This homestead is located in the high desert of New Mexico, and relies solely on rainwater collection as a water source. With fourteen years of experience building the site and living off the systems every day, Amanda Bramble can tell you first hand how far the rain can take you.

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Chaos Cafe

Sunday October 27
4pm to 7pm

Create with us a community of sharing and dialogue. Chaos cafe acknowledges our unpredictable global climactic balance (full description here)

Backyard Compost Workshop

Sunday October 19
3pm to 5pm

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Bramble On!

Listen to Amanda and Andy’s radio show on Climate and Culture.

Listen on KMRD.FM Fridays at 11am (SMT), stream online at, or access the archived episodes on our mixcloud page.

In July and August we interviewed some local agricultural producers and talked big picture about community resilience in the face of climate catastrophe.

People and Place

One day all our communities will be rooted in a particular place.


We are in an age of extinction, with dozens of species going extinct every day from human impact.

We witness the ecological systems that support life on earth falling apart.

We see the empire grasp for power on the brink of yet another collapse of another hierarchy.

Living lives supported by the last breaths of a dying civilization, we look towards a time when we will all just have each other. By that I mean look out your window. (read more here- it gets better I promise!)

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