Our vision is to combine forces with community members and organizations that are interested in creating edible gardens based on the principles of permaculture and secondary water use (rainwater, laundry-to-landscape greywater system), to serve as a source of fresh produce, inspiration and companionship for people in need across diverse communities in Solano County.
In partnership with Solano County, our first pilot will include the installation of four edible gardens in Vallejo and Fairfield neighborhoods that have limited access to fresh, good-quality produce. Each garden design will be unique to the community it serves and offer opportunities for members to build relationships and grow organic produce. Participating organizations will gather their own team of community champions passionate about sustainable food to care for the garden.
The installations will serve as an educational platform for sustainable landscape practice where participants can learn the principles of sustainable urban agriculture. Workshops will be free and open to the community. Following installations, Sustainable Solano will provide garden support for 18 months.
We are looking to identify a school, church, multi-unit residence and private residence across Vallejo and Fairfield by December 2018. Installations of these edible gardens will be scheduled between January and May 2019.
If you or your organization is interested in participating, please contact Sustainable Landscape Program Manager, Nicole Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is funded by the generous support of Solano County.