Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole


Our Sustainable Backyard program will be expanding to Vacaville this fall! We launch with a talk by permaculture expert, Lydia Neilsen, on August 11th 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?

We want to hear from you:

Vacaville- We’re Coming!

Sustainable Solano will be launching its Sustainable Backyard program in Vacaville this August...

Solano Local Food Spotlight: The Cloverleaf Farm

The Cloverleaf Farm is a 10-acre, certified organic orchard and farm in Dixon bursting with juicy...

Remaking and Repairing CA Food Systems

The Berkeley Food Institute launches its newest project, 'Hungry for Change,' a collection of...

Solano County Farm-to-Table Spotlight: BackDoor Bistro and Wine Bar

Sustainable Solano envisions an environmentally, economically sustainable and equitable local food...

“What’s For Dinner?” 2018 Workshop Schedule

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

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Upcoming Events

10:00 am “No Water, No Life. Know Water, ... @ Mission Solano
“No Water, No Life. Know Water, ... @ Mission Solano
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
"No Water, No Life. Know Water, Know Life." @ Mission Solano
Water is the most precious resource for all life on Earth. Yet, on a planet where 70% of its surface is covered with water, access to freshwater has become a growing concern in many places[...]
10:00 am Summer Fruit Tree Care Workshop ... @ (Private Fairfield Residence)
Summer Fruit Tree Care Workshop ... @ (Private Fairfield Residence)
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Fruit Tree Care Workshop at "Mom's Delight" Demonstration Food Forest @ (Private Fairfield Residence)
Join Sterling Smith for a workshop on summer care of deciduous fruit trees (apples, peaches, pears, apricots, plums, etc.). Topics to be covered include summer pruning, fertility, irrigation, best pest control practice for summer and[...]
6:30 pm Symphony of the Soil (film scree... @ Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center
Symphony of the Soil (film scree... @ Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center
Jul 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Symphony of the Soil (film screening) @ Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center
Symphony of the Soil explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a[...]
7:00 pm Drip Irrigation Done Right! @ Benicia Public Library
Drip Irrigation Done Right! @ Benicia Public Library
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drip Irrigation Done Right! @ Benicia Public Library
A properly adjusted smart timer and inline drip irrigation represents the most efficient method of delivering water to any landscape. Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL), Johnnie Mitchell, will cover the benefits of in-line drip systems, best practice[...]