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The Vallejo People's Garden is a collaboration of many different individual volunteers and partner organizations in Vallejo. All of these volunteers and supporters get involved because they believe in one (or more) of the VPG's purposes:

* Promote health and wellness in our Vallejo community
* Grow fresh fruits and vegetables for those who are most in need
* Improve the human environment by taking care of water, soil, and wildlife
* Create educational opportunities for children and adults
* Enable social and cultural connections

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.

For all these reasons, we have turned this vacant lot into a beautiful green garden.

The most up to date calendar of events is found here: http://www.vallejopeoplesgarden.org/p/calendar.html

To find out more about how it all got started visit here: http://www.vallejopeoplesgarden.org/p/about.html

Q: How many pounds of vegetables, fruits, and herbs has the Vallejo People's Garden produced and donated so far (April 2011 to October 2013)??

A: over 9,000 pounds of fresh locally grown organic produce in slightly less than 2 1/2 years. That is over 4.5 TONS of fresh organic food donated to those in need in Vallejo since the garden opened in April 2011.

Thanks to Touro University student Tom Liggett for keeping track of our stats (and being our lead gardener for much of that time).

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Founded:

2010

Advisor:

Global Center for Success

Board

Founding members:
Vilma Aquino
Elvie DeLon
Amanda Cundiff
Tom Liggett
Brittany Dautremont
Charlie Hildebrand

Members: 28

Events: 139

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