Community Gardens

 Updated: April 3, 2014 

 Community Gardens & Nutrition Education 

Project Allocation: $ 146,500
Votes: 954  Voting finish among 12 projects approved:  #7
Project Description:
Develop 10 gardens across Vallejo to serve as safe spaces to grow food, beautify neighborhoods, educate kids, and decrease crime.

Implementing Entities:
Vallejo People’s Garden (& Global Center for Success), Friends of Loma Vista Farms, St. Vinnie’s Community Garden, Kyles Temple, Reynaissance Family Center, Mira Theatre Guild, Omega Boys & Girls Club, Cave Language Academy, Cal Maritime Academy, Jesse Bethel High School

Background:
This project provides funding support to ten community gardens in Vallejo.  Four gardens are using PB funds to start their gardens, six gardens are enhancing their existing operations with PB funds and two gardens will be using funds to provide educational programming.  All of the gardens are providing opportunities for the public to visit and learn about gardening and nutrition, beautifying vacant lots or school grounds and enhancing community cohesion.


Project Updates:  Funds are ready to be disbursed to gardens after they provide a detailed plan about the use of the funds.  Some gardens are still developing their plans for the funds.  The City aims to disburse all of the funds by the end of 2014, and is working with gardens to deliver funds promptly.
2/27/2014 
City staff and the PB Steering Committee hold an info session with representatives from the garden groups, describing the process for distributing funds.  A number of documents were shared, including a sample contract and a questionnaire for gardens to complete.  

At the conclusion of the meeting, the gardens decided to meet monthly to continue to share information and resources, setting a date for 3/30, 5pm at the Vallejo People’s Garden.
7/23/2013   The City Council adopts Resolution 13-117 N.C., approving the Project for implementation.

Resources:
Questionnaire
Sample Contract
Exhibit C: Request for Payment Form
Exhibit D: Progress Report Form
Exhibit E: Change Order Form
Resolution No. 13-117 N.C.
Original Project Proposal