Earthcraft Now Partnering with DBLA


Earthcraft Landscape Design is happy to announce a partnership with Dakotah Bertsch Landscape Architecture (DBLA), in order to provide the highest quality design and consultation services.  Bobby Markowitz and Dakotah Bertsch have collaborated on numerous rainwater, greywater, and landscape design projects.  Earthcraft has full confidence in DBLA’s ability to provide expert consultation, and carefully executed [...]

Class: The A to Z of Rainwater Harvesting Systems


Bobby Markowitz will be teaching a class at Cabrillo College on March 1st, 2014 about Rainwater Harvesting. To learn more Click Here

Bobby Markowitz Lecture on Net-zero rainwater capture


Here is a video of Bobby Markowitz speaking about Net-zero rainwater and greywater capture systems and how to achieve independent sustainability, while reducing waste, energy and our carbon footprint. View Video:

Speaking engagement at the Dwell Design Conference in Los Angeles


Come join us at the Dwell Design Conference in Los Angeles, LA Convention Center June 22, 2.30pm. We will be speaking on Net Zero Water systems for Luxury Eco Homes. TITLE: “Luxury Eco Homes Go Net Zero Water in the Landscape” TOPIC: Contemporary Design Professionals are artfully integrating multiple complex systems, and weave into the [...]

Earth Matters: Sentinel Article


Santa Cruz Sentinel Article Author: Betsy Herbert Link to original article Catch it if you can ought to be the new local motto. “People are amazed when they find out how much rainwater they can capture from their rooftops,” landscape architect Bobby Markowitz said at a March 15 presentation at the Museum of Art and [...]

Speaking Engagement: Ecology Action


When: April 14th Where: Ecology Action – Downtown Santa Cruz Speaker: Bobby Markowitz Topic: Ecology Action is walking their talk! Bobby will be speaking to celebrate the Installation of a Rainwater Harvesting system at Ecology Action. Call or email Ecology Action for details.

Speaking Engagement: UCSC


When: April 23rd at 7:00 pm Where: UCSC Speaker: Bobby Markowitz Topic: ESLP Student Organization Talk/Discussion about Using Rainwater and Graywater to offset water impacts for potential UCSC Expansion.

Speaking Engagement: Architects Association of Santa Cruz County


When: March 15 Thursday, 6:00 pm Where: MAH – 705 Front St., Downtown Santa Cruz Speaker: Bobby Markowitz Topic: TOTAL SITE WATER INTEGRATION: Inside and Outside the Building: How Architects, Landscape Architects and Civil Engineers Can Design Together for Optimum Onsite Water Usage.

Rediscovering Rainwater: Rain Harvesting Comes of Age — Again


By Linda Fridy With one dry winter behind us and another forecast for this year, local water districts are asking residents to conserve water and looking at ways to increase their supplies, even to the point of building multi-million-dollar desalination plants. Local landscape designer Bobby Markowitz says the solution lies not in water that has [...]

Rainwater Harvesting: Pennies from Heaven


By Kathryn (Kathy) Nichols, published Oct 28, 2007 Capture and Use Your Own Private Water Supply, with Planning and Right Equipment Bobby Markowitz’s clients are often desperate by the time they come to him. Their wells are running dry. Their water is so full of underground muck that it’s damaging their plants. They can’t get [...]