Playgrounds and other facilities are closed (plan on locked restrooms) and Solano County parks and Solano Land Trust public access properties are closed to the public as of March 27.
You are still encouraged to get some fresh air near your home while practicing social distancing (as long as you are 6 feet apart from others not in your immediate family).
Find out more on these sites:
- Guidelines for Open Spaces during COVID-19
- DIY Hikes (with some ideas for at home, since many parks are closed)
Work in your garden:
- Learn how to create a sustainable yard (click on any of these demonstration food forests to see what was used in each).
- Learn more about plants, soil and water resources.
- Check with your local nursery. As essential functions, they have been allowed to stay open, though some are closing temporarily. More information here.
With kids out of school, there are resources offering free meals to keep kids from going hungry. Learn more here:
- Free meals for children 18 years and younger around Solano County (click for flyer in English / flyer in Spanish)
Food resources for those in need can be found here
Sign up for food for local farms through Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs). Local farms that offer CSAs have been overwhelmed by demand, so check their websites to see if they are offering new memberships at this time.
Here’s a list from Visit Vacaville of what some county farms have available.
Support local Restaurants and Retailers and Local Farm Stands and Farmers Markets. Some have expanded their services and offerings to better meet the needs of their communities. Check for the latest information on their sites.
Here are some tips for supporting Sustainable Food Systems during the crisis from FoodPrint.
Mail delivery is also an option in some cases, such as this sustainable fish company.
Find ways to safely volunteer in your community using the California Volunteers search tool. Volunteer work can include meal delivery, shelter and food bank donations, wellness checks, hygine kits, blood donation and supporting local nonprofits. On the page you can also find:
Vacaville Senior Hotline is a resource for delivering essential supplies to seniors and connecting seniors with others for social contact. Volunteers who can use their own vehicles are needed, as well as those who can support the hotline. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-449-5100 to volunteer or seek services.
Reach out to neighbors
The California Coronavirus Response Website has resources on the disease as well as how to:
Small Business Development Center
- Find resources on CAFF’s website
- American Farmland Trust’s Farmer Relief Fund is now available for small and mid-size farms with direct sales that include farmers markets and sales to schools, restaurants and other institutions. More details here
Share ways to Connect and Reflect with the Sustainable Solano team.
The Team Huddle Playbook from Mobius suggests ways to navigate adapting to rapidly changing times.