This workshop will take place in north Goleta, near Girsch Park. Once you sign up, we'll send you the exact address.
We will install a laundry to landscape greywater system starting at a high efficiency front loading washer that's in the garage right next to the front yard. We'll take the piping to the four blueberries, three blackberries, three raspberries, pineapple guava, Fuyu persimmon, and Brown Turkey Fig that we planted a couple of weeks ago.
This will be a learning through doing workshop, with additional educational points reviewed during the break and lunch. If you want to learn more about greywater before the workshop, please see
We also encourage you to attend one or more of our monthly lecture/classes on greywater to get answers to general questions or specifics not related to the workshop installation that we don't have time to cover during our hands-on workshops. The fee for these classes is just $10 per person. Our next Greywater 101 class will take place on Thursday, February 18, just two days before this workshop. It will be from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Goleta Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117, in the Dining Hall.
Join us on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10:000am-3:00pm Be part of nourishing our berry nice food forest with fresh washer greywater. Register now.
Sweetwater is offering a basic class in Greywater Design and Installation for anyone in the community who is interested. This class includes a short Powerpoint presentation, playing or watching the Greywater Puzzle game, and considering individual questions about specific properties and their unique characterisitcs and challenges. Get the answers we don't have time to go into in depth at our hands-on workshops.
Laundry to landscape installations will be highlighted although other greywater possibilities will be discussed. A variety of options for design and installation and financial incentives will also be shared. We will discuss the Showers to Flowers model and the recent change in permitting requirements for shower and bathroom sink greywater in the unincorporated Goleta Valley, and show some examples of branched drain systems.
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 Goleta Community Center, 5679 Hollister, Goleta, CA 93117 This class is co-sponsored by the Goleta Water District and the City of Goleta.
Please contact barbara wishingrad at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-403-4566 for more information.
There'll be lots of different tasks in this workshop-- we'll carve a creekbed, lay rock accents along it, and fill all sides with drought tolerant grasses and shrubs. The planting scheme is a blend of shapes and colors; we'll be creating beauty as well as utility.
Foundation digging of the creekbed will be done ahead of time, so workshop participants can focus on fine tuning the earthworks, rock work, and planting. Register now to secure your spot!
This will be a learning through doing workshop, with additional educational points reviewed during the break and lunch. If you want to learn more about rainwater harvesting in the soil, please come to our Rainwater Harvesting 101 class on Thursday, March 3 from 7:00-8:30PM at the Goleta Community Center- just a few days after this workshop! Check our website for more details about the class.
See you on Saturday, February 27 for a delightful day in the foothills of Santa Barbara, making beauty happen, together.
Learn more! Come to Sweetwater's Rainwater harvesting 101 class!
A Powerpoint of approximately 45 minutes will begin each class with the remainder of the time taken up by individual questions or additional information presented by Sweetwater personnel if there are no particular questions.