Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole


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:

Wise Water: An Informative Video from Sustainable Solano

For the past two years we've been working on our Demonstration Food Forests, with a major...
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What’s For Dinner? Vallejo

Eating healthier and incorporating more fresh vegetables and fruits into our meals is the theme of...
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Suisun Valley 7th Graders Slow it, Spread it, and Sink it

Suisun Valley Elementary School is located in the heart of a Suisun City, an agricultural...
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Swale Tales: An experience of the Vallejo Installations and 7 Food Forest Tour

By Allison Nagel   Sometimes the hardest thing about finding something new is wrapping your...
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R.O.O.T.S. Permaculture Training Course

Our Walk in a Food Forest Series is over for this year, but are you still wanting to learn more...
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Initiatives You Can Join Today

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Upcoming Events

2:54 am R.O.O.T.S. Training @ Soul Flower Farm
R.O.O.T.S. Training @ Soul Flower Farm
Jun 23 @ 2:54 am – 3:54 am
R.O.O.T.S. Training @ Soul Flower Farm
Interested in learning more about permaculture? Read more about this permaculture course just across the bay in El Sobrante at Soul Flower Farm.
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Jun 24 @ 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 Home composting workshops: Turni... @ Birds, Bees & Beyond, Benicia
Home composting workshops: Turni... @ Birds, Bees & Beyond, Benicia
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Home composting workshops: Turning your “waste” into “want” @ Birds, Bees & Beyond, Benicia
Sustainable Solano, in partnership with Republic Services, presents an educational series in Benicia “Healthy Soil, Healthy Planet”. Are you looking for a more sustainable way to landscape your yard? Do you want to grow more[...]
5:30 pm Mini-Orchard Workdays @ Community Orchard, Heritage Presbyterian Church
Mini-Orchard Workdays @ Community Orchard, Heritage Presbyterian Church
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Workdays are strongly encouraged for Orchard members, but the public is welcome to come lend a hand at our monthly orchard workday, learn about orchard care taking and ask questions. Make sure to stay for a potluck and[...]