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Turning of Leaves

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 Thank you volunteers Aaron and Thomas who came out to help turn the compost bins. We add compost to the raised beds and containers before each planting and use it to topdress our trees. The reason for composting are 1) it's good for the environment because you recycle kitchen and yard waste thereby reducing landfill waste 2) it adds nutrients and improves tilth to the soil 3) it introduces valuable organisms to the soil such as fungi, bacteria, and protozoa 4) it's great exercise and you can be outdoors breathing in fresh air. Lastly, it's good for the soul. Try your hand at composting. If you would like to learn how to compost, come by Sunday mornings at the Vallejo People's Garden where Ravi, our compost master can help you learn how.  

Halloween Plant Sale

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United States Department of Agriculture Delivers Compost

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees Ian Rinehart, Theresa Corless, Tasha Lo Porto delivered compost to the Vallejo People’s Garden with our faithful compost turner, Ravi (in bin) . Why we compost: It enriches the soil, helping to retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests. It encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material. Healthy soil, healthy plants, healthy people!  🌱 . Thank you USDA for volunteering your time at the Vallejo People's Garden !

Check Out Our Upcoming Events!

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Upcoming Events! Do you want to volunteer? We could use your help!  😀

Veggie Rx

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Veggie Rx s a partnership between TUCOM and Vallejo People's Garden which aims to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables to the many Vallejo residents living in food deserts. Through volunteering and community outreach projects, we aim to not only provide food to those in need, but to provide recipes and information on the importance of healthy eating. We would love to have your support , so come out and see what we are all about! Check out our schedule below. Hope to see you at the Vallejo People's Garden!

Students from Jesse Bethel lend us a helping hand

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The winter cold, wind and rain did a little damage to our garden, like freeze damage to our sweet potatoes and some spotty flooding around parts of our walkways. We are so ready for spring and grateful for the help students from Jesse Bethel provided. They spent their Saturday morning helping us pull weeds, add mulch to our walkways, clean our aquaponic system and overall general cleanup. Thank you to the National Honor Club at Jesse Bethel! Harvesting worm castings Cleaning the rocks for our aquaponic system Taking a break from moving mulch Adding fresh mulch to the walkways Pulling weeds

SEED: The Untold Story

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Join us at the Vallejo premiere of SEED: The Untold Story! October 8 at 7pm at the Empress Theatre! Q&A with special guests after the screening. http://empresstheatre.org/events/empress-film-seed-the-untold-story/ SEED: The Untold Story is an award winning, beautifully shot documentary about the dramatic loss of seed diversity and the future of our food, from the filmmakers behind Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? The film features seed heroes Dr. Jane Goodall, Vandana Shiva, and Winona LaDuke, and is executive produced by Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine), and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams).