Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole

Our pollinator demonstration food forest at Suisun Wildlife Center is now complete! Thank you for the support and energy of Suisun City Vice Mayor, Lori Wilson, the Travis Airman Leadership School’s Globemaster Class, Suisun Wildlife Center staff and our local community for making this vision a reality! For a short reflection of this project and journey, click here.

Our Sustainable Backyard program will be expanding to Vacaville this fall! We launch with a talk by permaculture expert, Lydia Neilsen, on August 11 on designing landscapes to absorb water and support vegetation to contribute to the restoration of the global water cycle and climate stability.  (Register here)

The open application period for Vacaville homeowners to become “food forest keepers” will be August 11th through September 21st. Applications will be available for download on our homepage in early August. Follow us on Facebook for updates on this expansion!

Want to see what a food forest looks like? Click here.

Suisun City Coverage

The Suisun City Sustainable Backyard program and other Sustainable Solano events are in the news! 

Mission Solano Food Forest In The News!

Read about the sustainable landscaping work we are doing in Fairfield in The Reporter.

Community Food Center In The News!

Our Vision for a Community Food Center funded by the USDA! Read about our Local Food Initiative’s Community Food Center in the Daily Republic and here.


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?

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“What’s For Dinner?” 2018 Workshop Schedule

Solano County Library, The Friends of the Vallejo Public Library, in partnership with Sustainable...

The Power of YOUR Voice: June 15th Deadline to Apply to Serve on the Vallejo Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members recommend to the...

From Airman to Daisies: Suisun Wildlife Center Pollinator Project Draws in Community

By: Nicole Newell, Sustainable Backyard Program Manager The work at Suisun Wildlife Center was the...

The Search for a Business Model – Three Stone Hearth, Co-ops and Holacracy

By Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan As many of you know, Sustainable Solano has been working on a USDA...


The Common Ground Team led by TLS Landscape Architecture has presented the “Grand Bayway” vision...

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Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Symphony of the Soil (film scree... @ Benicia Public Library
Symphony of the Soil (film scree... @ Benicia Public Library
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Symphony of the Soil (film screening) @ Benicia Public Library
Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s mostesteemed soil scientists, farmers and[...]
10:00 am How to Not Spoil Your Soil @ Mission Solano
How to Not Spoil Your Soil @ Mission Solano
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about permaculture principles and enjoy a guided tour of one of our newest demonstration food forests! This talk and tour will focus on soil restoration techniques using practices such as sheet mulching, rainwater catchment, composting and[...]
10:00 am Sustainable Solano Goes to the S... @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Sustainable Solano Goes to the S... @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sustainable Solano Goes to the Solano County Fair! @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Meet the team behind the Solano sustainable movement at this year’s Solano County Fair! Interested in sustainable landscaping, building community resilience or changing our local food  system?  Stop and chat with us about practical solutions available[...]
2:00 pm “What’s For Dinner?” Clean Eatin... @ John F. Kennedy Library
“What’s For Dinner?” Clean Eatin... @ John F. Kennedy Library
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
"What's For Dinner?" Clean Eating 101 @ John F. Kennedy Library
Registration is not required.