FAIRFIELD — The Solano Gardens program is offering garden resources to Solano County communities “to create a network of home gardeners to support one another.”
“Solano Gardens is offering a limited number of chickens, chicken coops, beehives, vertical or container farming, and aquaponics kits to community gardens, with the hope that some of these community gardens will eventually become ‘hubs’ around the county,” Sustainable Solano announced in a statement.
Sustainable Solano, in partnership with the Solano County Department of Public Health, operates the Solano Gardens program.
“Hubs would demonstrate different growing methods, host educational events and supplies giveaways, and have kitchen space to prepare some of what is growing for the community as part of education, sharing healthy food, and creating social enterprises,” the statement added.
Anyone interested in support for growing food at home can fill out a form at www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZVKVRH2.
“Sustainable Solano intends to increase in-county food production, supporting communities to grow and process their own food and help eliminate food insecurity. Building community, health, wealth and systems of care that are culturally responsive are at the heart of these efforts,” the statement said. “Each garden design is unique to the community it serves and is cared for by community champions passionate about sustainable food.”