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Have you ever been to an urban food forest? Did you help us establish one (or a few) of the seven Benicia demonstration food forests? Did you attend one of the public laundry-to-landscape greywater system workshops?

We are inviting you to see our budding permaculture demonstration food forests established in 2015 – 2016. Each month, you will have a chance to visit a food forest, hear a talk by a permaculture or sustainable landscaping professional, and have a guided walk through these gardens in the backyards and frontyards of Benicia residents.

You will see how rainwater is retained in the ground, how roofwater is diverted and harvested, what a difference greywater makes in a garden, and various plants selected either for their high yield food producing capacity or supporting role for these thriving ecosystems.

Here is the list of the dates and the gardens. Please watch our website and newsletter for further announcements about the speakers for each date and other details.

1. September 17 – “Nourishing Provision”

2. October 29 – “Bees, Birds and Beyond”

3. November 19 – “Marina Place Food Forest”

4. January 28 – “Barley’s Bountiful Backyard”

5. February 25 – “Greyhawk Grove”

6. March 25 – “The Curious Garden”

7. April 22 – “The Living and Learning Garden”

May 20, 2017 – “A tour of Seven Gardens”: your unique chance to see all seven gardens in one day. More details to come.

Read more about these gardens and the Sustainable Backyard program: