May 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Fairfield CA
Gabriela Estrada

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 2 of 2 of a public, hands-on installation workshop series at “Magical Garden” demonstration food forest garden. This is an opportunity to see a dead, barren front lawn transformed into a customized food forest based on permaculture design principles.

Topics Covered:

Planting a community of plants with multiple functions that support a healthy, diverse ecosystem.

Surface drip irrigation installation: Adding irrigation for young plants and water conservation.

Covering the food forest with free woodchips (mulch) to prevent water evaporation and improve soil health.

This installation includes a short lecture from a sustainable landscape expert and hands-on experience on how to build a food forest. Lunch will be provided by the homeowner.

Please bring hats, gloves, reusable water bottle and sunblock.

*Sponsored by the Solano County Water Agency

Join us at the end of the day for a special celebration to recognize landscape designer Kathleen Huffman. This will be Kathleen’s last garden installation with Sustainable Solano, wrapping up four years of leading our sustainable landscaping installations and helping to build our local community. She will take her skills and expertise to Oklahoma, where she is moving later this summer. There, she plans to showcase sustainability and permaculture at her 10-acre family farm, sowing and sharing the seeds of knowledge she built with Sustainable Solano.

Join us as we celebrate Kathleen and recognize the designers who are stepping up to keep our sustainable landscaping work flourishing!

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