Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole

ATTENTION VACAVILLE HOMEOWNERS

Transform your yard into a thriving, edible ecosystem fed by secondary water for FREE! Apply to become a “food forest keeper” of a demonstration food forest on your property! Your new garden will serve as an educational source for local residents to learn about sustainable landscaping and wise water use at an annual public tour.

Open application period: August 11th through September 21st.

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Want to see what a food forest looks like? Click here.

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

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...

The Food is Coming: Cultivate Community Food Co-op Launches New Farm-to-Table Delivery Pilot

As part of a large, multi-stake Solano Local Food system project, Cultivate Community Food Co-op,...

Restoring Our Local Water Cycle Using Permaculture: Lydia Neilsen Launches Vacaville Expansion with Inspiring Talk

When it comes to the changing the environment and global climate change, the cause of the problem...

The Buzz on Clay’s Bees

By Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan Over the past month, I (and others on the Local Food team) have been...

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Upcoming Events

Sep
20
Thu
9:30 am Water Education Foundation’s 201... @ The Westin Sacramento
Water Education Foundation’s 201... @ The Westin Sacramento
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
This daylong conference will feature critical conversations about water in California and the West revolving around the event theme: Facing Reality from the Headwaters to the Delta. The Water Summit, formally called the Executive Briefing[...]
5:00 pm Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Sep 20 @ 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[...]
Sep
21
Fri
12:00 am LAST DAY TO APPLY!
LAST DAY TO APPLY!
Sep 21 @ 12:00 am – 6:00 pm
Vacaville Homeowners! This is the last day to apply to become a “food forest keeper” of a demonstration food forest on your property! Transform your yard into a thriving, edible ecosystem fed by secondary water[...]
Sep
22
Sat
9:00 am Visions of the Wild Film and Art... @ Vallejo Farmers' Market
Visions of the Wild Film and Art... @ Vallejo Farmers' Market
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visions of the Wild Film and Arts Festival (Downtown Vallejo) @ Vallejo Farmers' Market
Celebrate the beauty of rivers and trails at Visions of the Wild! The fifth annual film and arts festival takes place September 20 to 23 in Vallejo. The U.S. Forest Service along with local partners[...]