Benicia and Vallejo
Tour through a dozen private and public gardens that show what can be done to create edible, waterwise landscapes that support communities and provide natural habitat. The day will start with a talk from a permaculture expert before participants embark on the self-guided tour.
These private back and front yards are open once a year for the tour. Each garden is a unique experience: some are compact front yards, others are on a slope, some share space with animals and small children, some are allowed to grow without restriction, while others are more manicured. They all are lush, food–producing gardens that are fed by secondary water sources (laundry-to-landscape greywater and rainwater). The food forest keepers (homeowners) will be available to share their experience and to answer questions about their custom gardens. The tour will include the Morningside Botanical Bounty Vallejo Resilient Neighborhood!
Saturday, April 25 (9 am – 2 pm): 14 gardens (12 private, 2 public)
- Check-in and Receive Itinerary from 9 – 11 am at Avant Garden (Corner of First and D Street), *$10 Suggested Donation
- At 2:30 pm, Dog Island co-owner Tom will be giving a guided tour of the urban farm to participants (423 Maple Ave., Vallejo). Plants will be available for sale from their new nursery, Grow a Pear Nursery.
- A detailed itinerary with garden locations will be distributed upon check-in from 9 – 11 am at Avant Garden. We strongly encourage carpooling for ease of travel and for the company of (new or old) friends!
For those who want the opportunity to learn more, sign up for our “Dig in Deeper” experience with permaculture expert John Valenzuela that includes a special private garden tour for a limited number of attendees. Find out more and register for “Dig in Deeper” here!
Please wear close-toed shoes and dress appropriately for walking outside.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the Solano County Water Agency.