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About the Project

The Sustaining Solano project will offer open-air events at partner locations, and invite partners to offer events in-library. The library will transport adults, children, and families to partnering open spaces and farms where they will meet experts and talk about how parks, gardening, and open spaces provide both palpable and intangible benefit to the people of Solano County.

This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


Vegan Cooking Class
Make 2024 the best year ever with your fork to affect change.  Both introductory classes 1/22 and 1/29, will teach you how to easily prepare health promoting foods to increase your longevity, loose those extra pounds, reverse type 2 diabetes, decrease blood pressure, lower cholesterol, prevent and reverse diseases, promote overall well-being and much, much more.  Award winning chef and vegucator, Lisa Books-Williams, will show you how to Eat to Live in this fun, engaging, interactive and informative class.  You won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to taste and see her prepare recipes to help you to THRIVE.  Participants will be provided with recipes, resources, educational materials and the opportunity to ask questions to help start the new year with wellness! Click on a date below to register.
Fairfield Civic Center Library
Monday, January 22 5PM-7PM
Monday, January 29 5PM-7PM

Mobile Dairy Classroom & Ice Cream Social
Bringing agriculture literacy to the library. The program teaches where food comes from and how to make healthy choices. Children will learn new vocabulary, the anatomy of a cow, how milk goes from the cow to the table, and the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. Meet in library parking lot.
Fairfield Civic Center Library
Tuesday, March 5, 10:30AM-12:00PM

Gardening Faire
Join us for a community-building event focusing on sustainable food, environmental, and gardening practices. The faire will highlight gardeners, chefs, beekeepers, farmers, naturalists — and more — from around Vallejo, Solano County, and the Bay Area!
There will also be gardening supplies and workshops to kickoff your journey to sustainability!
Vallejo John F. Kennedy Library
Saturday, March 30, 11:00AM-2:00PM

Eat What You Grow Cooking Demonstration
There is nothing more satisfying than eating food from your own garden. We will cover topics such as: crop rotation, seeds vs. starts, soil fertility, and plant succession, transplanting seedlings, watering /irrigation, and the best crops for your garden. Emphasis on reuse materials will also be discussed. Lori will also lead a cooking demonstration.
Fairfield Civic Center Library
Saturday, April 20, 11AM-1:00PM

Worms: The Hardest Working Pet You Will Ever Have
Do you have a lot of food scraps? Live in an apartment? Worm composting is for you! This workshop will teach you to the benefits and uses of worm compost. We will learn to setup a bin, harvesting and best uses for this garden fertilizer. This program is great for families with kids!!
Fairfield Civic Center Library
Saturday, May 11, 12:00PM-2:00PM

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