St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Vacaville will be Sustainable Solano’s next demonstration “urban food forest” installation site. Three free public workshops will be offered in the yard of the church: this Saturday, Nov. 3; Sat. Nov. 10; and Sat. Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each of the dates.
The focus this Saturday will be on laying the foundation for the food forest with the basics of permaculture design, including making berms, diverting roof water, and planting trees. The following week, volunteers will learn to install a laundry-to-landscape greywater system. The final workshop will focus on installation of an inline drip irrigation system. Each workshop will teach wise water practices and how permaculture principles can be applied to your own gardens and community.
Volunteers are asked to “bring a shovel, energy, and heart,” along with hats, gloves, a refillable water bottle, sunblock, and your own food if you have dietary restrictions. Otherwise, lunch will be provided.
Sustainable Solano’s website identifies the organization as a grassroots, county-wide movement uniting people and their initiatives and aiming to serve the future of Solano county to promote ecologically sustainable, economically and socially just communities, and, in short, “a world that works for everyone.”
To be a part of this community event, register at Sustainable Solano to attend any or all of the workshops. (Click on “Click here” beside the workshop description, then on “Register” on the next page, then on “Checkout” on the next page, which will take you to a registration form where you will be asked to provide your information.) There is no charge to participate.
St. Paul’s UMC is located at 101 West Street, Vacaville, CA 95688.