Who is Grow Water?

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Workshops • Consultations • Site Assessment • Rain Gardens • Laundry-to-Landscape  • Integrated Outdoor Shower • Cistern  • Food Forests • Integrated workshops

Community Events • Community Outreach • Trainings • Workshops  • Community Workshops • Living Labs • Design and Consultation • Schoolyard Educations • Green Streets • River, Stream and Creek Restoration

Grow Water is a nonprofit, dedicated to providing household, community & regional solutions; in practice and policy; facilitating water-harvesting, greywater, conservation, food production and integrated design in the Sacramento region (and beyond). We aim to provide people with the skills and knowledge to facilitate best practices within their homes, businesses, watersheds and bioregions through a community based, co-op model and specialized trainings.

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Design Services


Grow Waters approach to assessment and design is integrated, stacking functions for maximum benefit of your property and goals. Let us advise where to start to solve problems of erosion, flooding, and runoff and generate resources, build healthy soil, produce food, shade, habitat and more with an integrated plan to tackle your problems. Our experienced professional water harvesters and designers can create a plan for the maximum productive yard that survives and thrives within a sites water budget.


What is an on Site Consultation? Have questions? Need professional advice with your soon to be water harvesting landscape? Grow Water can meet you on site to discuss, identify and recommend water conservation/ harvesting strategies. We’ll propose time, money, and energy saving strategies.


On Site with Conceptual Plan: Moving beyond the on-site consultation, Grow Water will conduct an in depth assessment of your site, then create a scaled master plan which includes recommended plant lists and materials. Email us for cost.


Grow Water’s Design to Build: This is the whole package offering! Complete landscape design services from design through build including conceptual design, planting and materials plan and oversight of contractors. Email us for cost.

Board Members

Chris Lopez


Chris earned his Permaculture Design Certification and studied agro-forestry at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, studied Applied Watershed Restoration at the Quail Springs Permaculture Institute, earned a Water Harvesting Certification from the Watershed Management Group in Tucson AZ, and is a certified greywater installer via Greywater Action. He specializes in designing integrated, closed loop, systems of place, and is currently obtaining an International Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design from Gaia University. He lives, works and plays in Sacramento, California.

Rodger Sargent



Rodger has trained in LID (low impact design), Stream and Creek restoration and is a certified ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association) installer. With experience in laundry to landscape systems and regenerative earthwork landscapes. His portfolio continues to grow. Using his background in film, photography and design he has applied these practices to helping educate others through video, web, print and slide show lectures.

Chris Lewis

Vice President

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