Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole

What does Sustainable Solano do?

We are a grassroots, countywide movement uniting people through work that aims to serve the future of Solano County, to promote ecologically sustainable, economically and socially just communities in a world that works for everyone. Sustainable Solano has grown out of decades of dedicated community work that started with community gardens and has grown to include an emphasis on creating sustainable, regenerative environments, community capacity building, supporting local food systems and building workforce skills for a better future.

 

Demonstration Food Forest Tour: Living and Learning

This year’s Demonstration Food Forest Garden Tour is virtual, including this tour of Living and Learning garden in Benicia with permaculture expert John Valenzuela. Find more garden inspiration here!

 

The Living and Learning garden is a front lawn conversion installed in 2016 through the Benicia Sustainable Backyard Program funded by the Benicia Sustainability Commission. This garden has a laundry-to-landscape greywater system and roof water is diverted into an in-ground swale.
County expansion of the Solano Sustainable Backyards program and ongoing annual tours are funded by the Solano County Water Agency.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the shelter-at-home order and physical distancing measures, we are expanding our virtual resources for our community. You can find a list of COVID-19/Community Resilience Resources here and upcoming online events here.

Our Work

Green Infrastructure

Building resilient communities through regenerative landscapes

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Local Food

Supporting local farmers and feeding communities

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Workforce Development

Supporting the green economy and youth leadership

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Community Conversations

Sharing insight among community members

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  • Local Food System
  • Buy Local Food
  • Eat Local Food
  • Curriculum
  • Certification Programs

1.9M

Gallons of annual water impact

9

Solano County CSA  drop-sites

27

Sustainable gardens installed

3,947

Workshop/event participants since 2015

Green Infrastructure

Building resilient communities through regenerative landscapes

 

Learn more

1.9M

Gallons of annual water impact

Local Food

Supporting local farmers and feeding communities

Learn more

  • Local Food System
  • Buy Local Food
  • Eat Local Food

9

Solano County CSA  drop-sites

Workforce Development

Supporting the green economy and youth leadership

 

Learn more

  • Curriculum
  • Certification Programs

27

Sustainable gardens installed

Community Conversations

Sharing insight among community members

Learn more

3,947

Workshop/event participants since 2015

Resources to Take Action

 

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