November 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Nicole Newell

Learn about sustainable landscape design and help install a demonstration food forest garden based on permaculture principles in Vacaville!

This public, hands-on installation workshop series will create a demonstration food forest garden in Vacaville providing an opportunity to learn about rainwater capture, water efficient drip irrigation and how to plant and mulch for a water wise, resilient garden that builds healthy soil and yields food.

Day 1: Saturday, Nov 13 – Earthworks

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  • Learn how to create swales, which are trenches that capture rainwater in the ground, divert roofwater to those swales, sheet mulch to protect and build healthy soil and plant trees
  • Learn small scale strategies that can help make a yard more resilient during drought and floods
  • Volunteer tasks: digging a swale, moving and spreading wood chips and planting trees.

Day 2: Saturday, Nov 20 – Planting & Drip Irrigation

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  • Learn what plants help your garden thrive by working together as an ecosystem and how to install drip irrigation
  • Volunteer tasks: planting the understory, installing drip irrigation and moving wood chips


  • wear mask. closed toe shoes, sun protection, bring gloves and water
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Bring your own lunch if you have special dietary needs


Please register for free classes or purchase tickets only through Sustainable Solano’s Eventbrite listings. We never sell tickets that can be resold. If you notice another party claiming to sell our tickets, contact us at info@sustainablesolano.org.

This program is funded by the Solano County Water Agency.

Not able to attend, but want to support this work? Donate here