By Sustainable Solano

Our Sustainable Backyards program has brought together communities around the county by creating waterwise, edible food forest gardens. These vibrant gardens have drawn in attendees from around the Bay Area for our annual tours as they seek out ideas for their own yards. Now, we want to hear from residents in Rio Vista and Dixon about your interest in bringing this program to your neighborhoods.

During the month of August, we will be assessing interest in food forest gardens at public and private sites where the creation of these gardens serves as hands-on educational workshops for local residents. Community members attend workshops that involve digging swales, spreading mulch, installing laundry-to-landscape greywater systems, and planting shade and fruit trees and surrounding guilds of plants that work together to create a healthy, vibrant garden. These workshops help participants gain the skills and knowledge needed to bring these ideas back to their own gardens and neighborhoods.

Do you know of a private or public site in Rio Vista or Dixon that would be perfect for sustainable landscaping and a food forest garden? Fill out our online Sustainable Landscaping Interest Form!

The Solano Sustainable Backyards program is made possible through the generous support of the Solano County Water Agency.