Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Solano county and neighboring Sonoma and Napa communities who are dealing with the severe effects of the North Bay wildfires. Thank you to the efforts of all the firefighters, first responders and volunteers serving our community at this time.


  • Go to or text 888777 with your zip code to get updates on evacuations and new shelters opening.

Our Vision for a Community Food Center funded by the USDA!

Read about the exciting news from our Local Food Initiative here.

Apply Now to be a Demonstration Garden Caretaker

Live in Fairfield? Interested in learning more about permaculture, sustainable landscaping, using water smartly, or want to transform your yard into a food forest but don’t quite know how? Want to engage with the community and host new friends? Learn more about the Fairfield Sustainable Backyard program.  Already decided? Read the Memo of Understanding and APPLY HERE. 

Sustainable Solano In The News!

Read about our Sustainable Solano Backyard Program in Fairfield that ran in the Daily Republic.


We are a grassroots, county-wide movement uniting people and their initiatives aiming to serve the future of Solano county, to promote ecologically sustainable, economically and socially just communities, a world that works for everyone. Sustainable Solano has grown out of 17 years of dedicated voluntary community work by Benicia Community Gardens — our own initiative to inspire and educate people about how to locally grow, regionally source, cook and enjoy healthy food.

As we are entering a new stage, we are looking for like-minded people across the county. It’s the beginning of a larger conversation at our community. What do you want to see in our future? What sustains you? What concerns you? Are you already doing something in your town? Are you inspired to act and join a larger movement? Would you like to learn more?

We want to hear from you:

What’s For Dinner? Preserving the Fall Harvest

Preserving for the Hall Harvest with Chef Lisa   Fall warms up our landscapes and kitchens...
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Cultivate Community Food Cooperative, Inc. (CCFC)

By Cultivate Community Food Cooperative The experts say it will take a startup food co-op about...
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A Victory for Our Bees!

  This fall brings in a huge victory for California bees and our local environment! A few...
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Solano County Local Food

  As we move forward with our greater vision for our Local Food Movement Initiative, we aim...
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Suisun Valley Elementary Kids to Develop Their Own Food Forest

By Nicole Newell Sustainable Landscaping Manager     Kathleen, Larry and Elena taught a...
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Initiatives You Can Join Today

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Upcoming Events

10:00 am Harvest Party with Jessica Bates... @ Avant Garden, Benicia
Harvest Party with Jessica Bates... @ Avant Garden, Benicia
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for our Annual Harvest Party at Avant Garden! This year we will have a guest speaker, Jessica Bates, followed by BBQ, potluck, music, conversations around the table. More on Jessica below. “Soil Health and[...]
7:00 pm The Future of Food: “How to Make... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
The Future of Food: “How to Make... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Future of Food: "How to Make the World a Better Place" @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
  Join us in an ongoing program (2017-2018) spearheaded by the good folks at Heritage Presbyterian Church that includes monthly presentations on specific world problems and learning opportunities for people of all ages in the Benicia[...]
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]
10:00 am Loma Vista Vallejo Sustainable B... @ Loma Vista Farm
Loma Vista Vallejo Sustainable B... @ Loma Vista Farm
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Loma Vista Vallejo Sustainable Backyard Installation - Day 1 of 3 @ Loma Vista Farm
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Vallejo Demonstration Food Forest installations!  Come and learn how to use water wisely while creating an environment where life supporting plants thrive.  Each day includes a talk from a[...]