ecological design

Free SB County Greywater and Integrated Resource Management Handbook

The Free SB County Greywater and Integrated Resource Management Handbook is now available!—see link below. The Handbook was produced by Santa Barbara County, with Art Ludwig and Oasis Design as the lead contributor, coordinator, researcher, visionary and designer of the handbook. Barbara Wishingrad of Sweetwater Collaborative was a main contributor.

  • Art Ludwig, Oasis Design, author of Create an Oasis with Greywater, Builder’s Greywater Guide, Water Storage, Laundry to Landscape (video)
  • Brad Lancaster, author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, volumes 1 and 2
  • Barbara Wishingrad, Sweetwater Collaborative
  • Alison Jordan, Gardens by Alison Jordan, former Water Conservation Supervisor, City of Santa Barbara
  • Joseph Marshall, illustrator
  • Michael Smith, developmental editing
  • Kate Herman, proofreading
  • Tyrone LaFay, editing and project management
  • Dave Muffly, Arborist
  • Fred Hunter, CEO and landscape contractor, Regenerative Landscape Alliance
  • LoaCom, cover art and graphics
  • Mike Gordon, cover illustration

Handbook download link

The Movable Laundry greywater system

Art Ludwig, designer of the laundry to landscape and branched drain greywater systems. has developed a simplier, more effective way to get water from high efficiency washers into the landscape. The new design is called Movable Laundry to landscape, although we're not sure that name will stick. At any rate, it offers a way for greywater to be distributed from washing machines through a movable hose, if installed according to specific requirements, so that each wash would water a particular plant instead of dividing up a small amount of water between numerous plants. This sytem also allows the user more control of what will be watered.

The Movable Laundry to landscape design has beene released in the new Santa Barbara County Greywater Handbook, which has just been published. Barbara Wishingrad of Sweetwater Collaborative was a major contributor to the Handbook; the lead for that project was Art Ludwig and Oasis Design. 

See to download the handbook. Moveable Laundry to Landscape system can be found on page 38.

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