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:

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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Wise Water: An Informative Video from Sustainable Solano

For the past two years we've been working on our Demonstration Food Forests, with a major...
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What’s For Dinner? Vallejo

Eating healthier and incorporating more fresh vegetables and fruits into our meals is the theme of...
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Suisun Valley 7th Graders Slow it, Spread it, and Sink it

Suisun Valley Elementary School is located in the heart of a Suisun City, an agricultural...
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Initiatives You Can Join Today

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Upcoming Events

9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Jul 29 @ 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[...]
2:00 pm What’s For Dinner? Vallejo @ John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo
What’s For Dinner? Vallejo @ John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The next seasonal cooking workshop for Summer will be July 29th. In that workshop Chef Lisa will be teaching the group how to make fresh pesto sauce(s). In addition to the traditional basil and pine[...]
all-day Sustainable Solano at the Solano... @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Sustainable Solano at the Solano... @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Aug 2 – Aug 6 all-day
Sustainable Solano at the Solano County Fair! @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Meet the team behind the Solano sustainable movement at this year’s Solano County Fair! Interested in sustainable landscaping? Sustainable communities? Local food systems? Have a burning vision of how we can co-create something for the[...]
8:00 am Food Forest Installation Worksho... @ Loma Vista Farm
Food Forest Installation Worksho... @ Loma Vista Farm
Aug 5 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Food Forest Installation Workshop at Loma Vista Farm - POSTPONED @ Loma Vista Farm
LOMA VISTA FARM and SUSTAINABLE SOLANO come together to create a permaculture demonstration public food forest! Come break ground with others and be a part of building the foundation to this public garden by creating[...]