Monday, January 27, 2014

Water Harvesting Workshop & Sustainability Classes

With the State of California recently declaring a drought emergency, water resource management is a high priority. The SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) invites the community to attend a Water Harvesting Workshop on Jan. 30, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8. The workshop will provide attendees with hands-on experience with water harvesting systems and drought tolerant landscaping.
CLL classes are well known for enriching the lives or our students. We also get to help community members make a difference by exploring solutions to major environmental, socal and political issues. —Andy Harper, Executive Director, SBCC CLL
Join CLL for this workshop and our other special Winter Term workshops and events, focused on local AND global sustainability. CLL classes are making a difference! These workshops fill fast, register today!

CLL in the news!
Did you catch CLL's Water Harvesting Workshop on KEYT News Channel 3's evening newscast? 

Jan. 30, Feb. 1 & 8 (3-session workshop)
Water Harvesting Workshop

Presenter Jeffrey Adams will explore the potentials for water harvesting on personal properties or as an addition to professional services or community programming. Participants will learn techniques to migrate storm water runoff issues and decrease the need for using drinking water for outdoor irrigations. Rain gardens, rain tanks and grey water are among the water harvesting techniques discussed. Participants will also determine how much water they can potentially harvest and the appropriate system as well as the requirements to apply through the Santa Barbara Water Harvesting Program.
This special 3-part program is part of CLL’s first full season of CLL Presents, a new lecture and special event series, inviting the community to engage with dynamic experts around today’s major issues.

Date:           3-part series: Thursday, Jan. 30 (2 – 5 p.m.), Saturday, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8
                    (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Location:    SBCC Schott Campus, 310 West Padre St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Tuition:       $15
Details:       The two Saturday sessions include actual projects at the Schott Campus

Please register HERE.
Course #: 601077

Feb. 22
Design Like a Pro Workshop: Demystifying Sustainable Garden

Many garden encyclopedias boast 'thousands of plant listings!' But who has room in their garden for all of them? Like everyone, gardeners want to get the most from the money they spend. Be inspired by this power-packed half-day workshop which is taught by award-winning landscape architect, Billy Goodnick. Learn the fundamentals of smart garden design so that you can purchase with purpose and bring home the best plants for your garden. Explore your own ideal style, and discover how to create year-round beauty, protect the environment and save money by selecting winning plants.

Date:           Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location:    SBCC Schott Campus, 310 West Padre St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Tuition:       $20

Please register HERE.
Course #: 601073

Feb. 28
CLL Presents— Mind and Supermind: The Melting Polar Ice: Remembering our Broken Bond with Nature

The melting polar ice is a symptom of the split between mind and nature that lies at the origins of our scientific-technological world-view. Extending his earlier historical studies of the origins of modern science, the images, music and words of the DVD, special guest lecturer Robert Romanyshyn, Ph.D. made of his journey to the Antarctic show how that landscape of stillness and deep silence in the outer world is also a matter of the feeling heart that becomes responsive to the spiritual depths of nature. It is an inner journey in the outer world that re-situates us within the mind of nature.

Date:           Friday, Feb.28 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location:    SBCC Schott Campus, 310 West Padre St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Tuition:       $5 (Partially covered through private donations)

Please register HERE.
Course #: 202197

March 8
Sustainable Garden Design Walkabout

This walkabout builds on the Sustainable Garden Design Workshop and includes an initial 'refresher' of sustainable garden design principles. Alice Keck Memorial Garden is a living, 3-dimensional gallery demonstrating the application of basic design principles. Learn to see garden design as more than a collection of colorful flowers and gain a better understanding of the multiple roles plants can play in the landscape. Gain an appreciation for how form, foliage, density, and visual texture are the building blocks of year-round beauty and interest. Discover how proper plant selections and spacing result in a low-maintenance, environmentally superior landscape.

Date:           Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.
Location:    SBCC Schott Campus, 310 West Padre St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Tuition:       $20

Please register HERE.
Course #:  601076

The SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning winter term continues through March 22! We offer many daytime, evening and Saturday classes, including one-day workshops starting and ending throughout the term. For more information visit

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