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Watershed reVisions: Moving from Hydrophobic to Hydrophilic

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Arroyo Burro Beach County Park

2981 Cliff Drive

Santa Barbara, CA 9310

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Join us for an educational event ramping up to our annual ArchitecTours celebrating Santa Barbara architecture. This year's theme is Living with Water, a topic that will be explored both in the Tour and at this event, discussing how to address specifically how people in Santa Barbara interact with and address water issues.

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Location: The Watershed at Hendry's Beach (Arroyo Burro Beach Park)

Title: " Watershed reVisions: Moving from Hydrophobic to Hydrophilic."

Presented by: ReGen and Sweetwater Collaborative

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Overview of water conservation in the landscape, including rainwater harvesting in the soil and tanks, climate appropriate plants, the American Riviera model, and native meadows. We will more specifically focus on greywater systems, from simpler Laundry to Landscape and branched drain systems that do not use pumps, to more complex systems. Using an example of the particular system at Ann Jaqua's home, the original vision and how we modified it, in part for functionality but also to keep up with the evolution of greywater design and regulations

Learning Objectives:

  • Have an understanding of the way in which the diversity of water sources in our local area each impact our community and our environment
  • Get an overview of best practices in rainwater harvesting and stormwater management
  • Get an overview of best practices for greywater installations
  • See real life examples of these principles demonstrated on properties in the Santa Barbara area, through photographs in our PowerPoint.

Speaker Bio's

Fred Hunter CEO, and lead designer at Regenerative Landscape Alliance (ReGen), was the owner operator of Dreamscape - Santa Barbara from 1989 - 2017. Fred holds a bachelors degree in Environmental Biology, is a certified Permaculture designer, California DPR certified qualified applicator, and is ReGen's landscape contractor of record. In his spare time, he is project manager for Finca Alazan Permaculture In Playon Sur, Costa Rica, adjunct faculty member in the Environmental Horticulture Department at SBCC, and an instructor for the non profit Sweetwater Collaborative.

Joshua Graning is an enthusiast of all things regenerative. He has a Permaculture Design Certification (PDC), Greywater installer’s certification, and is a Green Gardener. Josh is one of the seven owner members of Regenerative Landscape Alliance (ReGen) as well as ReGen foreman, greywater specialist and earthworks expert. He has studied Environmental Horticulture at Santa Barbara City College. He is actively learning about Rainwater Harvesting, taking courses in Earthworks, and passionate about integrated design. Josh is an instructor for Sweetwater Collaborative. He has been involved and has led many community projects throughout the last few years. He loves riding bikes and rollerblading.

Barbara Wishingrad has been an environmental steward for over thirty years. She holds a certificate in Permaculture Design (May 2007), is an Accredited Professional through ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association) (Sept 2008), a Certified Water Harvesting Practitioner through Watershed Management Group (July 2009), a Certified Greywater Installer through Greywater Action (Nov 2009) and an EPA Certified Watershed Wise Landscape Professional (May 2016). Barbara has studied Ecological Design, Water Management, Watershed Restoration, Keyline Design, Soil Food Web, and organic gardening. She has a BA in History from UC Berkeley, and has two years of study in Landscape Design at SBCC. Barbara is a founding member of Sweetwater Collaborative, as well as a project designer and workshop instructor. She is also a member owner of Regenerative Landscape Alliance (ReGen).

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