Vallejo People's Garden Green Thumb Club

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City of Vallejo

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 10 people are interested

Do you have a green thumb but no time or room to manage your own garden?
The Vallejo People's Garden is a collaboration of many different individual volunteers and partner organizations in Vallejo. All of these volunteers and supporters became involved because they believe in one (or more) of the VPG's purposes:

  • Promote health and wellness in our Vallejo community
  • Grow organic fruits and vegetables for those who are most in need
  • Improve our environment by taking care of water, soil, and wildlife
  • Create educational opportunities for children and adults
  • Encourage social and cultural connections across neighborhoods
People's Gardens educate children and adults about the environment, agriculture, sustainable practices, and science. They help create the next generation of farmers, gardeners, teachers, leaders, and active community members. Gardens expand the ability of citizens from all cultural, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds to share their traditions and beliefs. They are a neutral gathering place that fosters interaction. Gardens beautify communities and cultivate self-sufficiency. In World War II, Victory Gardens produced 40% of the fresh fruits and vegetables in the United States. Gardens provide therapy for the soul and healing for the spirit.

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About City of Vallejo

Location:

555 Santa Clara St., Vallejo, CA 94590, US

Mission Statement

Vallejo is a family-friendly, multicultural community of friends and neighbours. We are a warm, vibrant and dynamic City, with a diversity of culture, attractions, events and experiences to suit all ages and interests. Residents know that our city is a great place to live, work and play.

Description

Vallejo grew into an important shipping and naval center. Legend has it that Mare Island got its name after Gen. Vallejo drove a herd of horses across the Carquinez Strait.

Vallejo served as home to several Native American tribes including the Coastal Miwoks, the Suisunes and other Patwin tribes. There are three confirmed Native American sites located on Sulphur Springs Mountain above Blue Rock Springs Park.

Established in 1854, Mare Island Naval Shipyard was the West Coast's first shipyard. Closed in 1996, Mare Island now stands poised to become an industrial, commercial and residential centerpiece for the city into the next millennium.

Waterfront and Mare Island redevelopment has become a community effort, with input from residents helping shape the future of what could become the most important economic generator of the city.

The city's Ferry Terminal and ferry service have served as a model for the rest of the Bay Area, helping make Vallejo a transportation and commuter hub for the North Bay. Six Flags Marine World, restaurants and the Downtown Farmer's Market help make Vallejo the vibrant community it is today.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1055 Azuar Ave.Vallejo, CA 94592

(38.097,-122.27394)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Fundraising
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-3 hours each Thursday

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