Food Forest Keepers: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
1,500 square feet
Number of Swales:
Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System
Total annual water impact: 105,230 gallons
Bearss Lime, Cara Cara Orange, Cranberry Pomegranate, Golden Delicious, Gravenstein Apple, July Elberta Peach, Keifer Pear, Mandarin Satsuma, Meiwa Kumquat, Meyer Lemon, Pineapple Guava, Santa Rosa Plum, Stella Cherry, Susequehanna Paw Paw, Washington, Zee Glow Nectarine,
Blackberry, Ceanothus, Coffee Berry, Goji Berry, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Loganberry, Mexican Sage, Raspberry
Agastache, Blue Spring Penstemon, Comfrey, Echinacea, Fava Beans, Firecracker, Indian Blanket, Leaf Celery, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Lemon Light Autumn Sage, Pineapple Sage, Red Clover, Tickseed, White Gaura
Alpine Strawberries, Calendula, Lemon Thyme, Oregano, Silver Thyme, Yerba Buena
Mystery Blue Salvia that vines, Nasturtium
Vision for the Future:
We see this as Phase I of transforming our 2 acre church campus into an ecological education site to include future community garden plots, with zones for bee hives and domestic fowl as permitted by the City of Vacaville. We hope this project’s impact will extend beyond our neighborhood and even our city, as each person involved shares the knowledge gained. Our proximity to the high school provides opportunities to partner with teachers and students with hands-on curriculum to support the educational needs and extracurricular need of our public school students.
See a gallery of Shalom Garden photos here.