Fun at the Participatory Budgeting Vallejo Project Expo! There are many great proposals. When Vallejo goes to the polls in May, please vote for more community gardens and nutrition education throughout the whole city of Vallejo. Photo by VPG volunteer Jessy Elaine. Community gardens can teach children where food comes from, provide safe green spaces for community connections, increase property values, and provide food for people who need healthier choices. Community gardens are even associated with lower crime rates because they bring more people out of their houses to meet each other and bring more eyes out on the street. Our proposal would provide funding to start or boost 10 gardens across the city of Vallejo, paying for things like tools, fencing, rain barrels, raised beds, soil testing, compost bins, and educational workshops and classes for children and adults.