This article is courtesy of Sunset Magazine.

Santa Fe permaculture landscape designer Nate Downey knows the drill: Do a rain dance for weeks, then rejoice as it falls before cursing the flooding and erosion it causes. “My thought has always been, How can we turn that erosion problem into a rainwater-harvesting solution?” he says. He found the answer in an unlikely place: the roof. With a record El Niño on the horizon, we asked him to tell us more. Read the full article here.