Vallejo Resilient Neighborhood (Sustainable Landscaping) Installation

Vallejo Resilient Neighborhood (Sustainable Landscaping) Installation

Sustainable Solano is returning to in-person projects that allow participants a chance to learn hands-on how to create sustainable, waterwise edible gardens and build community resilience — with special health precautions in place.
This Sunday, Oct. 25, will the first day of work on a home that is part of Vallejo’s second Resilient Neighborhood — a program that brings neighbors together around projects that build community connection and resiliency by beautifying their homes. Other homes in this Resilient Neighborhood, called Growing Together, have converted lawns into demonstration food forest gardens, planted shade trees, installed planter boxes for growing produce on cemented areas, and put up shade sails to mitigate heat in their homes. Sunday’s workshop will lay the foundation for an edible garden at the third home in this Resilient Neighborhood, with participants digging in-ground swales to capture rainwater and planting trees. See how you can take actions in your own garden to beautify your neighborhood.
In March, Sustainable Solano moved many of its programs and talks online with the safety of the community in mind and put a halt to its large community installation workshops as COVID-19 imposed restrictions on gatherings. Because of those adjustments, projects at the first two homes in Vallejo’s Growing Together Resilient Neighborhood were installed by the homeowners, working together with the designer and Sustainable Solano staff. Now, following the latest guidelines, the project at this third home can be open to the community.
Instead of a large gathering, Sustainable Solano invites individuals or people who want to work in their family/household “bubbles” to sign up for 1-hour shifts on-site. Participants must wear a mask and bring their own water and gloves. Tools will be sanitized between each 1-hour shift and physical distancing guidelines will be followed. Sustainable Solano used these protocols for a demonstration food forest installation in Vacaville the weekend of Oct. 17-18 and found it was a successful approach and the community was eager to get outside!
Participants in Sunday’s workshop will also have an opportunity to see the different design elements installed at the neighboring houses. It’s a great chance to get ideas to bring back to your own neighborhood!
A second workday will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, to plant around an established fruit tree to create a “guild,” a vibrant ecosystem where the plants support each other and beneficial insects.
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Oct. 25:
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Date(s) - Sun, Oct 25, 2020
10:00 am to 3:00 pm


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