This is the second of two workshops on successive weekends that will complete transforming an overgrown water wise garden into a native wonderland, with rainwater harvesting mulch basins. Sign up for this one or better yet, sign up for both workshops, and help the project to completion.
Get to know many of our native plants and help to create a beautiful rain garden at the same time.
Sweetwater is pleased to announce we are offering a basic class in Greywater Design and Installation in Carpinteria. The class is for anyone in the community who is interested. It includes a Powerpoint presentation, playing with mock-up parts for a laundry to landscape system, and considering individual questions about specific properties and their unique characteristics and challenges. Get the answers we don't have time to go into in depth at our hands-on workshops.
This class is sponsored in part by the Carpinteria Valley Water District and the City of Carpinteria.
Laundry to landscape installations will be highlighted although other greywater possibilities will be mentioned. We will look at the new Showers to Flowers regulations and examples of branched drain systems, as unincorporated areas of the county served by the Carpinteria Valley Water District have recently approved these type of projects as permit free. A variety of options for design and installation and financial incentives will also be shared.
Suggested donation $10 per person or $15 a couple. Please pay with cash or by check at the door.
Class will be held at the Carpinteria library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013.
Please contact barbara wishingrad at email@example.com or 805-403-4566 for more information.
Our May Technical Round Table will take place on Monday, May 9, from 7:00- 8:30 PM at the Watershed Resource Center at Hendry's Beach, as usual. This month's topic is Increasing Soil Water Retention, Plant Health and Carbon Sequestraton.
Forrist Tanner Lytehaause, founder of RISE: Regeneration in Soil Ecology, will present some ideas how landscape professionals can increase client satisfaction and revenue through a deeper understanding of soil. We all need to become soil health specialists. Increasing the soil biology and ecosystem can easily result in a 500% improvement of soil water retention, resilient plants capable of weathering climate change effects and helping the planet through substantial increases in carbon sequestration.
Your input, ideas, and experiences on these topics are welcome and encouraged.
We'll be working in three different areas, each with a distinct character, orientation, size, slope, and water management issues. Most of the earthworks will be dug ahead of the workshop so that we'll have time to finish the project while learning and playing with the soil and plants.