Sustainable Solano’s Sustainable Backyard Program introduces the concept and practice of permaculture to Solano County. Permaculture is a sustainable design system stressing the harmonious interrelationship of humans, plants, animals and the Earth. The core of permaculture is design and the working relationships and connections between all living things.
This is Day 1 of installation for the “Magical Garden” demonstration food forest garden in Fairfield. We will be laying down the foundation of this edible garden: digging contour swales, making berms, diverting roof water and planting trees. Break ground with friends and neighbors and learn how to use water wisely while creating an environment where life-supporting plants thrive.
Each installation day includes a short lecture from a sustainable landscape expert and hands-on experience on how to build a food forest.
A healthy lunch will be provided by the homeowner. Please bring hats, gloves, reusable water bottle and sunblock.
DAY 1: Saturday, May 18 – Laying the foundation
DAY 2: Saturday, May 25 – Learn to install a water-efficient in-line drip irrigation system and plants
*Sponsored by the Solano County Water Agency