Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole

FOOD-PRODUCING LANDSCAPES COMING TO VACAVILLE!

Our newest demonstration food forest project will begin Saturday, October 13th at “Healthy Futures” demonstration garden, where a barren yard will be transformed into a thriving, edible landscape through a series of three educational public workshops. Click here to register for all three workshops.

Sustainable Solano in Vacaville!

The Vacaville Sustainable Backyard program and other Sustainable Solano events are in the news! 

Lydia Neilsen Launches Programs in Vacaville with a Talk on Water Management

Lydia Neilsen Launches Programs in Vacaville with a Talk on Water Management. Click here to read more.

Coming Soon: Solano Gardens!

These gardens will serve as a source of fresh, local produce and educational platform for sustainable landscape practice in Vallejo and Fairfield. Click here to read more.

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

The Narratives of Permaculture

By: Gabriela Estrada, Project Coordinator for Sustainable Solano As a new member of Sustainable...

Creating Community Through Edible Landscapes in Vacaville

Since the launch of its Sustainable Backyard program in 2014, Sustainable Solano has created 15...

Regenerate Culture: from the Women of Abundance Gathering

By Marlen Otten, Board Secretary, Sustainable Solano A new movement is emerging throughout the Bay...

Solano Spotlight: Soul Food Farm

By: Marcella Licea In the late 1990s, owners Alexis and Eric Koefoed bought 55 acres of prime...

Meeting Solano Farmers

By Elena Karoulina, Executive Director We continue working on our big vision for the...

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Upcoming Events

Oct
18
Thu
12:00 pm Solano Farmer’s Meeting: Busine... @ Be Love Farm
Solano Farmer’s Meeting: Busine... @ Be Love Farm
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Solano Farmer’s Meeting:  Business Model Planning @ Be Love Farm
Calling all Solano Farmers! Join us to formulate a business model that will help market farm products to local institutional customers, including distribution solutions, an online supply/demand platform, branding, community awareness and more.  All farmers’[...]
5:00 pm Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cultivate Community Food Co-op's Potluck Picnic in the Garden @ Avant Garden
Join us in the garden for an evening of connection and good food while learning about the progress CCFC is making. Every 3rd Thursday, weather permitting, beginning Thurs. April 19th, 5-7. Please bring your favorite food or[...]
6:00 pm Green Your Holidays @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
Green Your Holidays @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Green Your Holidays @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
If we’re not careful, the holiday season can be full of waste and material excess. If holiday gift-giving is frustrating your efforts to live sustainably, join us as we play with ideas for mindful, earth-friendly[...]
Oct
20
Sat
10:00 am Vacaville Laundry-to-Landscape G... @ Register for location
Vacaville Laundry-to-Landscape G... @ Register for location
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vacaville Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System Workshop (Day 2) @ Register for location
Learn hands-on how to install a simple laundry-to-landscape system in your own home. You will learn how to install a simple three-way valve in your laundry room, connect the pipe from your washing machine to[...]