So many things happening in the month of May and it's only mid May. First, Vilma Aquino conducted a class on water-wise gardening at the Joseph Room in Vallejo where over 60 attendees showed up to learn about gardening during this time of California drought.
On May 10th, Bay-Friendly Landscape Coalition held a talk at the VPG on 'Lose Your Lawn' where Lori Caldwell and Sarah Sutton taught attendees how to kiss their lawn goodbye and embrace a Bay Friendly landscape. Check out www.bayfriendly.org
After the talk, attendees had a fabulous lunch courtesy of Chipotle and Sandra's smoothies using fresh ingredients from the garden like kale, beets, carrots, and celery. It was invigorating!
And afterwards, volunteers from AmeriCorps worked in the garden. What is AmeriCorps you ask? AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security.
Lastly, Sandra Saragoza (dedicated VPG volunteer with three kids) gets a chair massage in the garden from Kim Sturdevant of The Napa Valley School of Massage to promote holistic health. Check out their website at www.napamassageschool.com to learn more on how you can become a certified massage therapist from one of the premiere locations in the world: Napa Valley, California. Seriously, we could all use a massage at the end of the day.