Benicia & Vallejo Food Forest Garden Tour

Benicia & Vallejo Food Forest Garden Tour

Have you ever seen a food forest? Are you interested in growing your own food or want to replace your lawn with a more sustainable landscape? Our Annual Food Forest Tour is back! Do not miss out on the chance to tour our demonstration edible gardens fed by secondary water (roofwater and/or laundry-to-landscape greywater system) in Benicia and Vallejo!

Learn more and register here!

Learn simple techniques that you can apply to your own yard to create a vibrant, food-producing ecosystem using water wisely. Ask our food forest keepers questions, enjoy the gardens, be inspired and get ideas on how you can work these design principles into your own yard!

How it will work:

  • You can choose to tour for the whole day or for half a day on Saturday, April 22
  • Benicia Demonstration Food Forest Gardens will be open 10-1 pm
  • Vallejo Demonstration Food Forest Gardens will be open 1-4 pm

Itinerary pickup and special events:

  • 9-11 am: A detailed itinerary with garden locations will be distributed at Avant Garden in Benicia (400 First St.) This itinerary will include all of the demonstration food forest gardens in Benicia (open in the morning) and Vallejo (open in the afternoon).
  • 9 am: author and owner of Native Sun Gardens, Joshua Burman Thayer will give a talk at Avant Garden on California Food Forests, he will have copies of his book Food Forests for First Timers available for purchase.
  • 10:30 & 11:30 am: Soilogical‘s Michael Wedgley will give a composting demonstration at Yggdrasil Garden in Benicia
  • 11 am & 12 pm: Greywater Action will offer two talks on greywater systems at the Curious Garden in Benicia garden
  • 12-1 pm: Itineraries for the Vallejo garden sites (open in the afternoon) will be available at Vallejo People’s Garden: located behind 1055 Azuar Dr(Global Center for Success BLDG 733)
  • 2 pm: John Davenport owner of Cali Ground Troops will be giving a talk on Lawn Conversions for Water Savings and will provide a guided tour of the newly established Pollinator Pathway garden.
  • 2 & 3 pm: Greywater Action will offer a talk on greywater systems in Spanish at 2 pm at 3 pm in English at Colibri Ochoa in Vallejo

This tour is supported through the Solano County Water Agency

$10 suggested donation


Date/Time

Date(s) - Sat, Apr 22, 2023
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/benicia-vallejo-annual-demonstration-food-forest-tour-tickets-568395304657

Location

Various
Multiple Locations, Vallejo

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