Join us for the Launch of Vallejo’s Resilient Neighborhoods project!
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.
Join us for Day 1 of the Resilient Neighborhood Pilot Project!
Join us as we begin laying down the foundation of the Resilient Neighborhood: digging on contour swales, making berms, 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.
This launch event will feature an overview of the Resilient Neighborhoods program and the vision that we want to accomplish through this project!
The Vallejo Resilient Neighborhood Pilot is a multi-stage project and will cover an array of topics through hands-on workshops. These installations will include a short lecture from a sustainable landscape expert and hands-on experience on the respective topic:
Day 1- 5/25: Swales, Mulch, Trees
Day 2- 6/1: Lawn Conversion and Greywater
Day 3- 6/8: Understory, Drip
Day 4- 6/15: Swales, Mulch, Trees
Day 5- 6/22: Greywater
Day 6- 6/29: Understory and Drip
Special features during some of these installation dates will include the installation of a keyhole garden, a unique gravity-fed water capture feature and hugelkulturs. More details to come!
A healthy lunch will be provided during each installation date.
Please bring hats, gloves, reusable water bottle and sunblock.
*Sponsored by PG&E