Feb. 23, 2023
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- Sustainable Solano’s Solano Gardens program is partnering with City Church of Fairfield to create a community food forest and garden on the church grounds that will supply food for underserved communities in Fairfield.
- Public, hands-on garden installation workshops will be 10 am-4 pm Saturdays, Feb. 25 and March 4. Lunch is provided.
- To register for Feb. 25: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fairfield-food-forest-installation-day-1-of-2-tickets-536172114227
- To register for March 4: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fairfield-food-forest-installation-day-2-of-2-tickets-536180228497
New Food Forest Garden at City Church of Fairfield to Feed Underserved Community
A new garden going in at City Church of Fairfield will help to feed the local community, including those most at-risk for food insecurity in the low-income and unhoused communities.
The garden will be installed on Feb. 25 and March 4 through a series of public workshops through Sustainable Solano’s Solano Gardens program. The Solano Gardens program, funded by Solano Public Health, creates and supports gardens that provide access to fresh produce in communities that have historically experienced limited access to healthy food. Through recent expansion of the program, Solano Gardens also is building a network of community gardens and individual gardeners to share knowledge, resources and opportunities.
The addition of the garden at City Church aligns closely with the church’s mission to help locally through outreach programs. These programs include a navigation center, residential program, free clinic, food distribution, and a safe place to park for the night with showers and meals available.
Anyone interested in supporting this project while learning about sustainable ways of creating food-producing gardens is invited to attend and participate in the upcoming workshops.
About City Church of Fairfield
City Church Fairfield is a “Missional” Church. This means that we believe God commands us to help locally in our own surrounding communities. We are a church that fulfills our call in a unique way through our outreach programs. Those programs are the City Livin’ Center, City Navigation Center, City Free Clinic, City Park N Sleep, and City Strike Force.
For more information, visit citychurchfairfield.com
About Sustainable Solano
Sustainable Solano is a countywide nonprofit organization that is dedicated to “Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole.” The organization, now in its second decade, brings together programs that support and sustain one another and the Solano County community. Initiatives include sustainable landscaping, local food, resilient neighborhoods, youth leadership, sustaining conversations and community gardens.
For more information, visit sustainablesolano.org
For more on Solano Gardens, visit sustainablesolano.org/solano-gardens