Loma Vista Farm Food Forest

Vallejo Sustainable Backyard

Loma Vista Farm

It’s hard to find a more idyllic spot in Vallejo than Loma Vista Farms, an adorable parcel of land with red barns, mallard ducks, gardens, alpacas and even a peacock. It just got a little more adorable and sustainable because Sustainable Solano began installing an ambitious permaculture food forest on the site on Saturday. The concept of permaculture is, “Earth care, people care, fair share,” said energetic program manager Nicole Newell.

She and her team have been installing “food forests” in front yards and backyards all over the county with the help of a grant from the Solano County Water Agency. This installation will be a demo for people who want to learn more about things like gray water systems, collecting rainwater for plants, soil amending, and more. It’s a work in progress and students from the Vallejo school system will be helping out along the way, said Newell.

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Site Details

Installation Date:

November 2017

Size:

1,800 square feet

Sun Exposure:

6-8 hours

Soil:

Clay

Number of Swales:

1

Secondary Water:

Diverted roof water

Rain water

Total annual water impact: 31, 372

Design:

Plant List:

 

Kumquat, Lime Tree, Persimmon, Pineapple Guava

Black Sage, California Lilac, Currant, Lavender, Manzanita, Raspberry, Sage, White Sage

Black Eyed Susan, Comfrey, Fava Bean, Globe Mallow, Hummingbird Mint Hyssop, Lemon Balm, Sea Breeze

Coming soon

Nasturtium, Strawberry

Yacon

Grape

Installation:

Coming soon

Vision for the Future:

Coming soon

See a gallery of Loma Vista Farm photos here.