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Benicia & Vallejo Demonstration Food Forest Tour

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Have you ever seen a food forest? Are you interested in growing your own food or want to replace your lawn with a more sustainable landscape? Do not miss out on the chance to tour 10 demonstration edible gardens fed by secondary water (roofwater and/or laundry-to-landscape greywater system) in Benicia and Vallejo!

Learn simple techniques that you can apply to your own yard to create a vibrant, food-producing ecosystem using water wisely.

Ask our food forest keepers questions, enjoy the gardens, be inspired and get ideas on how you can work these design principles into your own yard!  

Tour Schedule: 


Saturday, April 27 (9 am – 2 pm): 10 gardens (9 private, 1 public)

– Check-in and Receive Itinerary from 9 – 11 am at Avant Garden (Corner of First and D Street)

Lydia Nielsen will give a talk from 9 – 10 am at Avant Garden for those interested in learning more about permaculture.

– At 2:30 pm, Dog Island co-owner Tom will be giving a guided tour of the urban farm to participants (423 Maple Ave., Vallejo). Plants will be available for sale from their new nursery, Grow a Pear Nursery.

* A detailed itinerary with garden locations will be distributed upon check-in from 9 – 11 am at Avant Garden. We strongly encourage carpooling for ease of travel and for the company of (new or old) friends! 

Please wear close-toed shoes and dress appropriately for walking outside.

$10 suggested donation at check-in


Avant Garden
at the corner of First Street and D Street, Benicia, CA 94510
Benicia, CA 94510 US
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