Have you ever seen a food forest? Are you interested in growing your own food or want to replace your lawn with a more sustainable landscape? Do not miss out on the chance to tour 10 demonstration edible gardens fed by secondary water (roofwater and/or laundry-to-landscape greywater system) right here in Benicia and Vallejo!
Come see how even just rainwater retention in the ground and drip irrigation can work with various plants, selected either for high yield food- producing capacity or for their supporting role in thriving ecosystems, to create a vibrant, varied, wise water garden!
Ask our food forest keepers questions, enjoy the gardens, be inspired and get ideas on how you can work them into your own yard!
BENICIA FOOD FOREST TOURS- Saturday, April 28th (9:00am-4:00pm): 7 gardens (on private land)
– Check-in and Receive Itinerary: Avant Garden (Corner of First and D Street)
VALLEJO FOOD FOREST TOURS- Sunday, April 29th (9:00am-1:00pm): 3 gardens (2 private, 1 public)
– Check-in and Receive Itinerary: Loma Vista Farm (150 Rainier Ave., Vallejo)
The tour will close on Sunday at Dog Island Farm (423 Maple Ave.) at 2:30pm in Vallejo for a special tour and raffle prize winner reveal! You must be present to claim your prize at the time of drawing.
* A detailed itinerary with garden location addresses will be distributed the day-of. We strongly encourage carpooling while touring the yards for ease of travel and for the company of (new or old) friends!
Please wear close-toed shoes and dress appropriately for walking outside.
Click here to register to tour these 10 gardens!