Students from Jesse Bethel lend us a helping hand

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

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.

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).

Solano County Food Oasis

A significant number of our neighbors live without ready access to fresh, healthy affordable food, putting them at risk for chronic health problems, including diabetes and obesity. Many individuals and organizations across the country are engaged in efforts to address this important issue, including the Vallejo People's Garden!

Here we are doing our part at the Solano County Food Oasis giving out free and delicious samples of bruchetta, fresh produce, and wheatgrass!

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!