Welcome to Sweetwater Collaborative

Santa Barbara Green Living Coop WorkshopWe are community members in Santa Barbara, CA.  Our core group of seven comes from a variety of backgrounds. Our combined skills include landscape design and construction, physics, marine biology, marketing, business development, Permaculture design, construction, networking and education. We are locally based and are dedicated to providing what our community wants and needs, and how we can make Low Impact Development and living within our regional water budget more a part of the landscape of our homes and neighborhoods.  

Sweetwater is a collaborative stakeholder network.  All of our services, events, and activities reflect our collaborative nature..  We have expanded beyond our initial function as  an environmental educational organization, working to provide professional trainings, research, and facilitating opportunities for collaborative water stewardship.

We offer hands-on, community-based workshops in people’s homes and neighborhoods, helping each other install sustainable systems.  We want to have fun working together and changing the face of our town.

Gardening in Drought: A Symposium, Saturday, January 24

Gardening in Drought: A Symposium

Saturday, January 24

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Louise Lowry Davis Center

1232 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara

Free- no RSVP required

You are welcome to come for the whole day or drop in to hear about a specific topic.


Barbara Wishingrad of Sweetwater Collaborative will present 'Turning Greywater into Green--Laundry to Landscape systems" from 1:10-1:55.

There will be many other interesting speakers, talking about irrigation, native plants, drought tolerant herbs, and more.

 see http://cesantabarbara.ucanr.edu/files/203995.pdf for details

This symposium is presented by the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County in partnership with the City of Santa Barbara.


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