Dr. Joaquin Murrieta-Saldivar’s backyard is a laboratory of sorts.
From cisterns to a composting toilet, he has put to use a range of methods for making the most of the water that falls on Tucson.
The goal is not just to save water or help a few plants.
There is a broader impact, he argues — a better shade canopy, diminished heat and so on.
“At the end, we’re bringing nature back to the city where nature belongs as well,” says Murrieta-Saldivar, of the Watershed Management Group.
As the monsoon approaches, The Buzz takes a tour of Murrieta-Saldivar’s yard and focuses on water harvesting. More...