Learning the basics of landscaping terminology with AllScape Design and Installation

By Kat Hitchcock This article was first published on the blog Hitchcock and Associates, an interview Kat Hitchcock did with AllScape Design and Installation owners Nate Zacarias and Ben Hatcher.  First question, what does being water wise mean? Nate: It basically means to be efficient with the way you use your water and trying to effectively reduce and save on […]

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Santa Barbara December Events Calendar

December Events 6 The Way it Was – 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum – lecture by columnist Hattie Beresford from the Montecito Journal. For more info and tickets log onto www.sbhistorical.org/event/1929/. Celebrate the Season – 7 p.m. Unitarian Society Sanctuary, 1535 Santa Barbara St. Pacific Sound men’s a cappella chorus will perform. For more info and […]

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Thanksgiving starts in the garden for Crane students

By Mary Lee Wren Each year in the fall, Crane School’s fifth-grade students harvest veggies from the school’s garden beds and prepare a big pot of soup for their class. They use a pitchfork to gently pry each carrot loose from the dirt. “We grow heirloom varieties,” Elizabeth Del Negro, garden coordinator and educator, told students. “They’re so sweet and […]

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Wildness Youth Project takes children into Santa Barbara County’s glorious outdoors for lessons that will last a lifetime

By Leah Etling For Rowan Diloia, the key to childhood learning wasn’t in a classroom or in the pages of a book. It was outside, in the mountains, beaches and creeks of Santa Barbara County. These were places he explored as a child, thanks to a local nonprofit called the Wilderness Youth Project (WYP). Serving kids as young as 3 […]

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November Santa Barbara Family Life Events Calendar

November SBFLM Events Calendar 7 IMPROVology – 7 – 9 p.m. at Santa Barbara Zoo – Mix comedians with animal experts, add cool stories about fascinating critters, and everyone ends up happy as clams. It’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?” meets a “TED Talk,”. Log onto www.sbzoo.org for more information. 8 – SBCC Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life – […]

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Fairview Gardens’ After-School Program Invites Youth to Unplug, Dig Deep into the Natural World

By Emmalia Sutherland Contributing Writer Fairview Gardens in Goleta is dedicated to building what it calls “critical connections between community, agriculture and education” by growing organic foods in a sustainable way, serving as an educational resource, advocating for healthy food systems, and providing hands-on experience with farming. Its nonprofit Center for Urban Agriculture, situated on a 100-year-old working organic farm […]

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SB area full of seasonal activities

SB area full of seasonal activities Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch – It’s an authentic agricultural experience for the whole family with farm animals, tractors and farm equipment, and the famous corn maze (3-8 p.m. Monday-Friday’ 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday) at 308 S. Walnut Lane in Goleta. Lane Farms also operates a large produce stand, hosts school classes and gives information […]

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Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center hosting Spooktacular event

Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center invites the community to its third annual Halloween Spooktacular from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Hearts’ riding facility, located at 4420 Calle Real in Santa Barbara. The event will feature trick-or-treating at the horse paddocks, a horse costume contest and parade, a giant broomstick bake sale, ghoulish games, face-painting, and other fun festivities. All ages are welcome […]

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