Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole

Demonstration Food Forest Garden Tour

Tour beautiful, water-wise food forest gardens in Benicia and Vallejo on Saturday, April 27, and get ideas for your own yard! Learn more and register here.

Walk The Talk Tours: Know Water, Know Life

Learn about the importance of water and how to conserve it, then tour a demonstration garden that uses secondary water on Saturday, April 27. Learn more and register here.

Eatwell Farm CSA Coming to Benicia

Eatwell Farm joins local farms offering fresh produce and complementary products at our CSA drop site in Benicia. Learn more here!

Welcome

We are a grassroots, countywide movement uniting people and initiatives aiming 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 20 years of dedicated voluntary community work that started with 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 in 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?

Find resources, hands-on workshops, events, conversations and more here on our website for what Sustainable Solano is at work on in the community. Have questions? Write to us at info@SustainableSolano.org

Caretaking of Nature and Community: A Conversation Between Wendell Berry and Helena Norberg-Hodge

Two local economy advocates explore caring for local communities and the environment.

New CSA in Benicia!

Eatwell Farm plans to distribute their CSA boxes in Benicia.

Sustainable Solano Celebrates Our Beginnings At ‘Our Benicia Roots & Soil’

Sustainable Solano’s celebration of 20 years started with this breakfast recognition in Benicia, where we first set down roots.

Next Economy: Making Sense of Our Banking System

This discussion shared insights into why the current financial system is going the way it is and how we might begin to alter that course.

Garden Tour: Join Us For a Demonstration Food Forest Tour and Talk!

Join us April 27 to tour 10 demonstration food forest gardens in Benicia and Vallejo.

Initiatives You Can Join Today

We’re launching our Resilient Neighborhoods program
in Vallejo this year!

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Upcoming Events

Apr
23
Tue
6:30 pm Benicia: Growing a Kitchen Herb ... @ Benicia Library
Benicia: Growing a Kitchen Herb ... @ Benicia Library
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm
Benicia: Growing a Kitchen Herb Garden @ Benicia Library
Learn from Master Gardeners how to grow an easy, pretty, gourmet kitchen herb garden.
Apr
24
Wed
6:00 pm Benicia: Planting Your Community... @ Avant Garden
Benicia: Planting Your Community... @ Avant Garden
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Master Gardener Sheila Clyatt discusses and demonstrates planting and caring for your community garden plot. Tour the garden with Sheila as she explains what specific plants give you the most bang for your buck, how[...]
Apr
25
Thu
6:30 pm Vallejo: Movie Screening: ‘Modif... @ Empress Theater
Vallejo: Movie Screening: ‘Modif... @ Empress Theater
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm
Cultivate Community Food Cooperative presents the award-winning documentary, ‘Modified’ at the Empress Theater in Vallejo. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The movie starts at 7:30 pm. There will be food (featured in the movie) for[...]
Apr
27
Sat
8:45 am Benicia: ‘Dig in Deeper’ with Pe... @ Avant Garden
Benicia: ‘Dig in Deeper’ with Pe... @ Avant Garden
Apr 27 @ 8:45 am
As part of our annual Benicia & Vallejo Demonstration Food Forest Garden Tour on April 27, we wanted to offer something extra for a select group of attendees interested in learning more about permaculture and[...]