Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole

ATTENTION SUISUN CITY HOMEOWNERS!

Apply to become a “food forest keeper” of a public demonstration food forest on your property! Transform your yard into a thriving, edible ecosystem fed by secondary water for FREE in exchange for an annual one to two-day public tour commitment. Highly visible front-yard lawns are preferred but other types of landscapes (up to 2,000 square feet) are welcome to apply.
The application period begins February 1st and ends March 16th. 

Download the application here:
FoodForestApp_Suisun

Memorandum of Understanding_Suisun

 

 

Suisun City Coverage

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

Mission Solano Food Forest In The News!

Read about the sustainable landscaping work we are doing in Fairfield in The Reporter.

Community Food Center In The News!

Our Vision for a Community Food Center funded by the USDA! Read about our Local Food Initiative’s Community Food Center in the Daily Republic and here.

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

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Upcoming Events

Mar
1
Thu
6:00 pm Fairfield Sustainable Landscape ... @ Dunnel Nature Park and Education Center (Dunnel Park)
Fairfield Sustainable Landscape ... @ Dunnel Nature Park and Education Center (Dunnel Park)
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fairfield Sustainable Landscape Class with Kathleen Huffman @ Dunnel Nature Park and Education Center (Dunnel Park)
Register Here. Fairfield-based sustainable landscape designer, Kathleen Huffman, will teach about sustainable landscaping using permaculture principles: beautiful, productive, life-supporting ecosystems featuring trees and a variety of perennials fed by “secondary” water (greywater and rainwater). We’ll discuss edible[...]
Mar
3
Sat
10:00 am Suisun Sustainable Landscape Cla... @ Suisun City Library
Suisun Sustainable Landscape Cla... @ Suisun City Library
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Suisun Sustainable Landscape Class with Kathleen Huffman @ Suisun City Library
Register Here. Fairfield-based sustainable landscape designer, Kathleen Huffman, will teach about sustainable landscaping using permaculture principles: beautiful, productive, life-supporting ecosystems featuring trees and a variety of perennials fed by “secondary” water (greywater and rainwater). We’ll discuss edible[...]
Mar
5
Mon
6:00 pm Refinery Community Monitoring in... @ Veterans Memorial Building
Refinery Community Monitoring in... @ Veterans Memorial Building
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Air District is holding four workshops in refinery communities to discuss air monitoring near these large industrial facilities. During the rule-making process for Regulation 12, Rule 15(Petroleum Refining Emissions Tracking), the Air District Board[...]