A to Z Glossary of Terms
A helpful guide to some of the terms used on our website and in our work.
The Enchanted Xeriscape (PDF Download)
A Guide to Water-wise Landscaping in New Mexico from the State Engineer’s Office
Rebates available for rainwater harvesting in Santa Fe
Outdoor rebates are available for new irrigation equipment and/or new system installations for City of Santa Fe water customers. You have up to 6 months from purchase date to submit a rebate application. All submissions must include copies of receipts, which you can upload when you submit your online application.
Here are a number of websites that we feel have helpful content and are good sources of information in areas that are related to our work:
AAA Allied Septic Service
AAA Allied Septic Service is owned and operated by Ralph Baker. Extensive experience and knowledge with all waste water treatment systems and NMED regulations.
Radicle Studio is owned and operated by Christie Green of Santa Fe. Christie is a designer for native landscapes that also include sustainable and edible landscapes.
Unique solutions for erosion control, re-vegetation, and stream/river restoration. Watershed Artisans is owned and operated by Craig Spongholtz.
El Toro Landscapes
El Toro Landscapes’ owner Charles Doerwald designs native and sustainable custom landscapes.
The Firebird is an irrigation, water catchment retail store in Santa Fe.
Good Water Company
Good Water Company is owned and operated by Stephen Wiman. Focus is on water treatment throughout the Santa Fe area.
Water harvesting company owned by Doug Pushard specializing in water catchment design and implementation.
Website for the pioneering work by Brad Lancaster of Tuscon, AZ. This site can help you find ideas and solutions to water harvesting in the southwest, and also has Brad’s great books for sale.
San Isidro Permaculture
A permaculture company owned by Jeremiah Kidd, with focus on water harvesting, erosion control, native seeding, and permaculture design and installation.
Santa Fe Water Gardens
Santa Fe Water Gardens is owned by Dion D’Angelico. The retail pond provider for the Santa Fe area.
Website for Soil Secrets based out of Los Lunas, NM. Owner is Michael Melendrez, a soil scientist who has a major passion for healthy soil ecosystems in the arid southwest and around the world.
Southwest Urban Hydrology
Green infrastructure consulting company owned by Aaron Kaufmann.
- Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway
- How to Make a Forest Garden by Patrick Whitefield
- Rainwater Harvesting by Brad Lancaster
- Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison
- Landscaping with Fruit by Lee Reich
- Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren
- Four Season Harvest by Eliot Colman and Barbara Damrosch
- Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison
- How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons
- Create an Oasis with Greywater by Art Ludwig
Sound interesting? Email us about your project needs. The RainCatcher offers consultations and estimates for a fee of $100, including travel time. We look forward to hearing from you!