Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole


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:

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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What’s for Dinner? Vallejo Attendees Learn About “Bright and Light” Summer Recipes

We had a full house on July 29th at John. F. Kennedy Library with over 20 people attending to hear...
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Locals Turn Their “Waste” into “Want” at our Home Composting Workshop

Attendees of our June home composting workshop learned great tips on how to turn yard trimmings...
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Solano County Water Sources

  Water nourishes our landscapes, keeps us hydrated and powers our wind turbines but have you...
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Initiatives You Can Join Today

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Upcoming Events

11:00 am Fairfield Tomato Festival @ Texas Street,
Fairfield Tomato Festival @ Texas Street,
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm
Fairfield Tomato Festival @ Texas Street,
Sustainable Solano will be at the Fairfield Tomato Festival!   If you have a question about sustainable landscaping, greywater systems, are interested in soil health or just want to know more about what we do, stop[...]
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Aug 26 @ 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[...]
10:30 am Permaculture Designer David Shaw... @ Fairfield Civic Center Library
Permaculture Designer David Shaw... @ Fairfield Civic Center Library
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Permaculture Designer David Shaw Talk at Fairfield Library @ Fairfield Civic Center Library
David demonstrating pruning techniques at one of our 2017 Walk in a Food Forest Tour and Talks. Join Sustainable Solano in welcoming back permaculture expert David Shaw for an inspirational, educational, practical and down-to-earth talk[...]
6:00 pm Sustainable Solano Volunteer Spe... @ Dunnel Nature Parks and Education Center
Sustainable Solano Volunteer Spe... @ Dunnel Nature Parks and Education Center
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Calling all people interested in sustainability and permaculture! We are in need of volunteers to educate the public on our programs and projects, help with workshops and get the word out about Fairfield’s Sustainable Backyard[...]