When:
June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
2019-06-08T09:00:00-07:00
2019-06-08T16:00:00-07:00
Where:
Register for Location
Vallejo CA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kassie Munro
We will be working with a team of four homeowners to begin transforming their street into an environmentally and socially resilient hub.

Join us in creating our first Resilient Neighborhood in Vallejo!

For the first time, we will be working with a team of four homeowners to begin transforming their street into an environmentally and socially resilient community hub. This project will treat the homes as part of the same ecosystem, linking them together through shared services and planned diversity, like providing shade in communal areas and producing a varied supply of food. Over time, this project plans to work with this established team to bring additional neighbors and community organizations into the hub as part of a larger movement to transform our cities into more regenerative, equitable and resilient places to live.

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.

Each installation includes a short lecture from an expert and hands-on experience.

The Resilient Neighborhood Pilot is a multi-stage project and will cover an array of topics through hands-on workshops. Additional installations are scheduled as follows:

Day 4– 6/15: Swales, Mulch, Trees, Hugelkultur

Day 5– 6/22: Greywater

Day 6– 6/29: Understory, Drip

Special features during some of these installation dates will include the installation of an herb spiral, a unique gravity-fed water capture feature and hugelkulturs.

A healthy lunch will be provided during each installation date. Please bring hats, gloves, reusable water bottle and sunblock.

*Sponsored by the PG&E Corporation Foundation

Register here