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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! πŸŒ±
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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! πŸ˜€



















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!




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).

Solano County Food Oasis

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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 τ°€  The basics of greywater – what it is and what it is not
τ°€  How to design a system for your home and landscape 
τ°€  How to build a system- you’ll create a “mock-up” of a real system with real greywater parts 
τ°€  What parts you’ll need for your hom
τ°€  How much greywater you produce and how many plants you can water 
τ°€  What soaps and detergents are “greywater friendly”