Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole

Apply Now to be a Demonstration Garden Caretaker

Live in Fairfield? Interested in learning more about permaculture, sustainable landscaping, using water smartly, or want to transform your yard into a food forest but don’t quite know how? Want to engage with the community and host new friends? Learn more about the Fairfield Sustainable Backyard program.  Already decided? Read the Memo of Understanding and APPLY HERE. 

Sustainable Solano In The News!

Read about our Sustainable Solano Backyard Program in Fairfield that ran in the Daily Republic.


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:

Inspiring David Shaw Talk Launches Sustainable Backyard Program in Fairfield!

  Sustainable Solano recently expanded its Sustainable Backyard Program to the City of...
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Congratulations to the Cultivate Community Food Co-Op Team for a major milestone – INCORPORATION!

Big news! Cultivate Community Food Cooperative, Inc. celebrates becoming an official business...
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Sustainability Through Permaculture in Solano County

By Tina Saravia, U.C. Master Gardener, Solano County It all started for me in September 2014, when...
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Sustainable Backyard Program Expands Into Fairfield!

This August, Sustainable Solano celebrates the expansion of its Sustainable Backyard Program...
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Community Supported Agriculture: Supporting Your Local Economy and Food Growers

Nothing compares to biting into a fresh-off-the-vine summer tomato or enjoying a slice of pie made...
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Upcoming Events

9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]
9:00 am California Native Plant Society ... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
California Native Plant Society ... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
California Native Plant Society Native Plant Sale @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
The Willis Jepson Chapter of the California Native Plant Society has scheduled its fall native plant sale for October 7, 2017 from 9am to 2 pm, Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 East Second Street, Benicia CA.[...]
10:30 am Denise Rushing Speaker Event @ Fairfield Civic Library
Denise Rushing Speaker Event @ Fairfield Civic Library
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Denise Rushing Speaker Event @ Fairfield Civic Library
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I can move the world.” – Archimedes   Join Sustainable Solano at the Fairfield Civic Library in a Speaker Event[...]
10:00 am Harvest Party with Jessica Bates... @ Avant Garden, Benicia
Harvest Party with Jessica Bates... @ Avant Garden, Benicia
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for our Annual Harvest Party at Avant Garden! This year we will have a guest speaker, Jessica Bates, followed by BBQ, potluck, music, conversations around the table. More on Jessica below. “Soil Health and[...]