Laundry to Landscape Workshop

With California facing severe drought, many folks have been thinking about ways to save water. The Vallejo People's Garden have collaborated with The Solano County Water Agency and Vallejo Water Division to offer two free workshops on how to reuse the water from the laundry for use in the landscape--one of many ways to save water.

2 workshops available - Sign up for both

Greywater 101 Workshop - Monday, October 12th - 6:00 to 7:30 PM, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador Street

Hands-On Workshop - Saturday, October 17 - 10:00 AM to 12:30, Vallejo People’s Garden, 1055 Azuar Drive, Mare Island

What You’ll Learn
􏰀  The basics of greywater what it is and what it is not
􏰀  How to design a system for your home and landscape 
􏰀  How to build a system- you’ll create a “mock-up” of a real system with real greywater parts 
􏰀  What parts you’ll need for your hom
􏰀  How much greywater you produce and how many plants you can water 
􏰀  What soaps and detergents are “greywater friendly” 
􏰀  What you can and cannot use greywater for 
The workshops are freeand open to all Solano County residents. Attendance for the hands-on workshop at the Peoples Garden is limited, so register early.
For more information or to register, email Andy Florendo @ or call Roger Judy at 707-648-5299.

The Solano County Water Agency & Vallejo Water Division And Special Thanks to the Florence Douglas Senior Center & Vallejo Peoples Garden 

Help us celebrate!

Music, Good Company, Raffle Prizes and a ticket* for one plate of FREE food by the local food truck The Yolk to the first one hundred who attend. All we need is YOU.

Saturday, September 12, 5-8pm
behind 1055 Azuar Avenue (corner of East Poplar Avenue and Oscar Street) on Mare Island
*One ticket per person. Start at tent and see Corinne for a ticket.

Grubs>Japanese Beetles

Hello fellow gardeners,

On Sunday, when we were digging holes to plant the new seedlings in, I found a visitor to the garden I’d like to introduce you to.

Don't be fooled by this kinda cute little critter. If you have him stay in the garden, he will not want to leave and he will invite his other bad friends.
Just between us, these juvenile delinquents will become bad members of the gang JB or Japanese Beetles. Here are their markings: metallic green thorax and copper wings.

They will devour the food you are laboriously growing in the garden mostly the leaves of beans, squash, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, peas, and tomatoes! (No!!!) until they look like this:


So if you see that kinda cute little grub in the garden, just sing ‘No, I don't want no grub. A grub is a bug who'll get no love from me!’ and give ‘em to your friends who have chickens who would gladly eat them! Or just squish ‘em but whatever you do, get rid of them or they’ll wreck havoc in the garden!


Our location on Mare Island is a little isolated, and it is expensive to transport students to an off campus site. We decided to build a mobile garden to deliver education opportunities directly where they are needed: schools, other gardens, and festivals. It will carry tools, seedlings, container gardens, cooking equipment, and displays. We got the funds ready (PB cycle 1 Gardens and Nutrition) and started looking for a vehicle.
After months of searching, Dennis Scarla, Michael Mees and Meriel Melendrez drove this 1993 Ford E-350 shuttle bus from Redwood City back to Vallejo People's Garden. Once the good folks at Tommy's Auto Repair finish patching a leak on the fuel line, we will be ready to transform it into a garden classroom on wheels. We need your help! Do you have any spare parts for a large vehicle, like shelves or an RV shade? Do you have an aptitude for tinkering? Do you have great ideas for garden classes on the go? Are you a gardener, artist, mechanic, or chef? Join in the creation of Vallejo's very own Garden Mobile. We will have a planning and brainstorm meeting during the Hub CAP (community art project) night on January 15th. 350 Georgia St 6:00-8:00pm.