Santa Barbara’s cautious relationship with water offers drought lesson

LA Times: First came the rain garden, where bees buzz around the lavender and sage. Then came the back patio, where bananas, guava, passion fruit, ginger and an herb garden are fed by water diverted from the clothes washer. Later came the raised beds thick with kale, chard, strawberries and several varieties of squash. Finally, the native bentgrass, spread like a pale green carpet across the frontyard. This is the home of Amy Steinfeld and Cameron Clark, a married couple who bought a 1905 Victorian farmhouse......

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