April 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Gabriela Estrada

Help install a food forest garden based on permaculture principles in Vacaville!

This public, hands-on installation workshop series will create a food forest garden in Vacaville, providing an opportunity to learn about rainwater capture, water efficient drip irrigation and how to plant and mulch for a water wise garden that builds healthy soil and yields food. We are inviting individuals and people who want to work within their family/household bubbles on the site to come spend an hour working on this garden installation site. This is a great way to learn techniques and get ideas for your own yard! Only one ticket is required per family.

Day 1: Saturday, March 20 – Earthworks and Creating a Hugelkultur

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Learn the process of sheet-mulching to help create healthy soil, and what plants help your garden thrive by working together as an ecosystem! This is also a great opportunity to learn how to create a hugelkultur, which have been used for centuries in eastern Europe and Germany, often as part of a broader permaculture system, and irrigation.
Volunteer tasks: sheet mulching, planting trees and the understory, moving wood chips, spreading wood chips and creating a hugelkultur.

Day 2: Saturday, April 17 – Building Raised Beds and Annual Planting

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Learn how to build a raised bed for annual veggies that will keep gophers away. These raised beds will be created from repurposed barn wood! Along with that, join us to learn how to create a trellis that will not only look beautiful, but will serve as a way to increase vertical food production!
Volunteer tasks: Building raised beds, planting annual vegetables, creating a trellis from repurposed wire, and spreading wood chips.

* wear mask, bring gloves and water

**Sustainable Solano Staff will be disinfecting tools at the end of each hour shift and will provide hand sanitizer

If you have any questions please contact gabriela@sustainablesolano.org

Not able to attend, but want to suppor this work? Donate here