Community Program Projects

Turnip greens yarrow ricebean rutabaga endive cauliflower sea lettuce kohlrabi amaranth water spinach avocado daikon napa cabbage asparagus winter purslane kale. Celery potato scallion desert raisin horseradish spinach carrot soko. Lotus root water spinach fennel kombu maize bamboo shoot green bean swiss chard seakale pumpkin onion chickpea gram corn pea. Brussels sprout coriander water chestnut gourd swiss chard wakame kohlrabi beetroot carrot watercress. Corn amaranth salsify bunya nuts nori azuki bean chickweed potato bell pepper artichoke.

SPAWN 10,000 Rain Gardens Project
Marin County, California

Jeff served as Water Sustainability Coordinator for the year long pilot program funded by the Marin Municipal Water District, and led program development and implementation.

Key Outcomes

  • Five public demonstration projects completed with hands-on community education opportunities, including interpretive signage
  • On-site technical assistance provided to over 70 homeowners, schools, non-profits, businesses, and government agencies around the County
  • Final report documenting program outcomes and recommendations for improving and expanding water harvesting efforts

Watershed Management Group
Santa Barbara Water Harvesting Program, Santa Barbara, California

Terrasophia provided 18 months of program development and management services to successfully carry out the objectives of this program. Activities included raising public awareness, administering subsidies to support water harvesting projects, providing on-site technical assistance to diverse community stakeholders,  facilitating technical trainings and presentations, design and project leadership for high profile demonstration projects, and coordinating the design of interpretive signage.

Key Outcomes

  • Public presentations and professional trainings built local capacity for water harvesting
  • SB Association of Realtors demonstration project won City of SB Water Heroes Award for 2013
  • SB City College Schott Campus demonstration project created during series of community workshops offered through the Center for Lifelong Learning
  • 20 water harvesting projects completed in collaboration with community partners