Food Forest Keepers: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

Coming soon….

Site Details

Installation Date:

November 2018


1,500 square feet

Sun Exposure:

6-8 hours



Number of Swales:


Secondary Water:

Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System

Lawn Conversion


Total annual water impact:  105,230 gallons



Plant List:

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


Coming soon….

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.