About RainScape Designs

WATER!  We are all about water: capturing it, storing it and letting it flow into our landscapes!

Rainscape Designs provides water saving landscape designs and education on how to collect and store rain or grey water in the landscape, with designs to capture water,  build healthy soil, and conserve our water resources with climate appropriate plants (that also provide habitat for wildlife) while reducing pollution and  runoff into our oceans, rivers and streams.

Renee is leading the Save Our Water, Ojai! Campaign for the Ojai Valley Green Coalition to promote drought resilient landscaping.   Renee has been a leader in educating and designing environmentally sustainable projects for over eight years that protect the water resources of the Ventura River watershed. She is particularly adept at managing projects that bring people together to educate our community and strengthen our connection between natural spaces and the urban environment. She has a B.S. from the U of O and an A.S. degree in Environmental Horticulture from Sant Barbara C.C.

Below video, a project I worked on with Jeff Adams to create an Ocean Friendly Garden in Santa Barbara.

Ocean Friendly Garden Ojai

me in Santa Barbara at the Watershed Management Group Apprenticeship Training Class
me at the Watershed Management Group Apprenticeship Training Class in 2012

Also called Ocean Friendly Gardens, Water Wise Gardens, Bay Friendly Gardeningor Watershed Friendly Gardens,  these designs reuse rain water, gray water  in the landscape.

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Education and Training

  • Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture from SBCC, with a focus on Waterscape Design
  • Teacher of  California Friendly Landscape Training (CFLT) classes in SO Cal for G3
  • Lead class and hands on workshops on Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG)  – Site Evaluation, Site Preparation and Installation using climate appropriate (low water using) plants and irrigation.
  • Watershed Management Group Apprenticeship Training August 15, 2012 through August 24, 2012 in Santa Barbara, CA.

Apprenticeship Training Program with Watershed Management Group 2012
Applied Watershed Restoration Techniques - Quail Springs Fall 2012
Applied Watershed Restoration Techniques – Quail Springs Fall 2012
Permaculture principles
Permaculture principles

Renee Roth
email me at Renee@rainscapedesigns.com

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