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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Upcoming Events

May
26
Sat
10:00 am Hand-on Rain Barrel Workshop in ... @ Provided Upon Registering
Hand-on Rain Barrel Workshop in ... @ Provided Upon Registering
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hand-on Rain Barrel Workshop in Suisun City @ Provided Upon Registering
Rain barrels collect and store water runoff during storms. The collected water can then be used to water veggies, flowers, wash your dog, emergency water storage and more! Rain barrels help: conserve water reduce flooding[...]
10:00 am The Foundation of Permaculture: ... @ Mission Solano
The Foundation of Permaculture: ... @ Mission Solano
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the principles of permaculture and enjoy a guided tour of one of our newest demonstration food forests.
Jun
9
Sat
9:00 am Suisun Wildlife Center Food Fore... @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
Suisun Wildlife Center Food Fore... @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Suisun Wildlife Center Food Forest Installation (Day 1 of 2) @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
This is Day 1 of installation for this demonstration pollinator food forest garden in Suisun City. We will be laying down the foundation of this habitat-supporting garden: digging on contour swales, making berms and diverting[...]
Jun
10
Sun
9:00 am Suisun Wildlife Center Food Fore... @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
Suisun Wildlife Center Food Fore... @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Suisun Wildlife Center Food Forest Installation (Day 2 of 2) @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
This is Day 2 of a public, hands-on installation workshop series of a demonstration food forest garden where we will focus creating habitat for birds, bees and butterflies! Topics Covered: Planting a community of pollinator plants with multiple functions that support[...]