Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole

The application process to apply to become a “food forest keeper” in Suisun City is now closed. We have selected a yard for installation of the first demonstration food forest garden in in Suisun City and invite YOU to be part of its creation. Sign up today for our free hands-on workshops:

Day 3: Saturday, May 5th: Wrap it all up! Install the food forest plants, a water-efficient drip system, and cover the food forest with mulch. Register here.

Day 4: Saturday, May 26th: Participants will work together to build a multi-barrel rainwater catchment system, using recycled food-grade barrels. Register here.

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.

Welcome

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: info@SustainableSolano.org

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Eatwell Farm

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USDA Project Update – Phase 1 Summary

By Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan                                                                    ...

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Upcoming Events

Apr
28
Sat
9:00 am Solano County Demonstration Food... @ 2 Meet-up Locations (see details below)
Solano County Demonstration Food... @ 2 Meet-up Locations (see details below)
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm
Solano County Demonstration Food Forest Tours @ 2 Meet-up Locations (see details below)
Have you ever seen a food forest? Are you interested in growing your own food or want to replace your lawn with a more sustainable landscape? Do not miss out on the chance to tour[...]
9:00 am Solano County Demonstration Food...
Solano County Demonstration Food...
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Stay tuned for details about our demonstration food forest tours in Benicia (7 gardens) and Vallejo (2 gardens).  Sign up for our newsletter to not miss out on this exciting two-day event!
May
1
Tue
6:00 pm Weston A. Price Foundation Solan... @ Lockewood Acres Farm
Weston A. Price Foundation Solan... @ Lockewood Acres Farm
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Weston A. Price Foundation Solano Chapter Meeting: Potluck at Lockewood Acres Farm @ Lockewood Acres Farm
The Weston A. Price Foundation Solano Chapter (WAPF Solano) invites you to a potluck at Lockewood Acres Farm in Vacaville! Please bring a nutrient dense real food based dish to share with 4-6 people and[...]
May
5
Sat
9:00 am California Native Plant Society’... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
California Native Plant Society’... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
This sale is sponsored by the Willis Jepson Chapter, which serves CNPS members residing in Solano County. If you are interested in finding plants that are well suited to our soil and drought-prone climate, and attractive to people as[...]