Current GreenNet Business Projects
The Santa Barbara County Flood control district has planted some 250 sycamore seedlings taken from the creekside of Carpinteria creek at the Greenhouse. They have provided all of the containers and soil for the project; essentially, we only have to water them and see to it that a fair percentage of them survive and thrive and the Flood control District will buy them back from us. The District hopes to use the seedlings to re-plant along various creeks in the future in order to shore up creek banks in the event of future heavy rains and/or floods. it's somewhat of a contractual maintenance agreement.
The City of Santa Barbara, in collaboration with the Las Positas park foundation, has purchased 15 Oak trees at $10.00 each as well as various native plants and weeds that we have in inventory for a reforestation project of a now empty hillside at Las Positas Park. Particularly, although our inventory was not great in this area, they were impressed with some of the native plants and weeds that we had in stock as they are attempting to bring the hillside back to a point that approximates its original state. Continuing relationships may evolve out of this agreement.
Additionally, the GreenNet project will be participating in Earth Day activities at the De La Guerra Plaza. We will sell small hand-painted pots of pansies as well as try to market more of the oak trees.
Photographs of GreenNet at Earth Day