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.
Learn how to rebuild soil, retains moisture, build biological activity and increase growing space with the creation of a hugelkultur.
We will be laying down the foundation of this edible garden:
- digging on contour swales
- making birms
- diverting the 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.
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 5- 6/22: Greywater
Day 6- 6/29: Understory, Drip
A healthy lunch will be provided during each installation date. Please bring hats, gloves, reusable water bottle and sunblock.
*Sponsored by the Solano County Water Agency