Water Wise Event Details

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11/16/2017 4:00 PM to
11/16/2017 5:00 PM

Following the Water: Garden Tour

Tour starts at top of 1 acre remodeled landscape, viewing paved areas converted to garden and to pervious parking - looking like garden. Following then, water collection modes and downhill transport (mostly disguised), through gardens and naturalistic sloping land, terminating at street below. Last winter's freak deluge was the test – no water drained onto the street; it's rushing path blocked by landscape boulders, and then proliferated into smaller, gentler rivulets – all subsiding into the ground. The subsidence was accomplished by underlining the water's course with multiple series of large underground rubble-filled sumps. All that water, even from downspouts and hardscapes, was utilized for specific planting needs - or to recharge groundwater: none wasted by flooding streets and ocean pollution.
Brought to you by AIA Santa Barbara Chapter.

229 East Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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