Showing posts from September, 2011

Fall Celebration


Silk Plants Direct

The Vallejo People's Garden would like to thank Silk Plants Direct for their donation of $. We want to thank them on our Home page because they're from Minnesota and we're in California! They found us through Google and after reading about us, wanted to donate to our cause.

So here's a shout out to Silk Plants Direct

Check out their link: Silk Floral Arrangements

Thank you to our new friends from Minnesota!

Harvest Sharing Program

So many things happened today. Vilma, Tom, and Mary went with our friends at Food Rescue to pick apples and grapefruit.

We then went to the Florence Douglas Senior Center to deliver what was harvested at the Vallejo People's Garden: zucchini, squash, and heirloom tomatoes. We also gave them the apples provided by Food Rescue through our Harvest Sharing Program.

Later in the day--at the Vallejo People's Garden--Tom, along with several other Touro University students, taught four groups of kids from the nearby elementary school how to plant seeds.

Directions to the Vallejo People's Garden

So many times, people get lost trying to find us. We love this video that one of our members, Vi Levy, created. Check it out:

Now you can't miss us.

Cob Oven

A Cob Oven in the Garden?At the Heirloom Exposition this week, we met Miguel Elliott of Living Earth Structures. He was teaching people how to make a cob wood-fired oven, and he is interested in building one with gardeners in Vallejo. One agenda item this Saturday will be planning a cob-oven building event, with a local school perhaps? Very exciting!

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National Heirloom Exposition

National Heirloom Exposition ~ September 13 - 15This event will showcase thousands of varieties of heirloom fruits and vegetables, as well as numerous breeds of heritage livestock and poultry, and over 50 exceptional speakers. There will also be a farmers market, a vendor hall, a large garden art exhibit, screenings of food-focused films, chef demonstrations, and live music. Price: Adults $10, Kids 17 & under Free (all proceeds go to benefit school garden and food programs)Hours: 11am-9pmLocation: The Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cagwin & Dorward

A huge thank you to landscape contractors, Cagwin & Dorward for their donation of tools, amendment, hoses, gloves, plants, plant containers, and a first-aid kit, which every community garden should have.


Harvest Sharing Program

The Vallejo People's Garden is working with Food Rescue to ensure the excess bounty of fruit from backyards do not go to waste. Check it out:

September 3, 2011

Tom's pumpkin. Do not harvest!

Welcome Andrew! Thanks for volunteering with us today!

Garden Bounty

Is Your Garden Bountiful? Besides donating produce for the Harvest Sharing Program, you can also preserve it.

Check out USDA's Guide to Home Preservation, a free online guide (fixed link).