Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole


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 has been extended to Monday, March 19th. Submit your application to or drop off by 5pm at Suisun City Hall.

Download the application here:

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.


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:

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Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Annual Benicia Community Gardens... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Annual Benicia Community Gardens... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Annual Benicia Community Gardens Members Meeting @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Everyone is welcome! We will review our last year of operation and prepare for the new year (and sign 2018 agreements!).
9:00 am Beautify Vallejo Day! @ Vallejo Marina
Beautify Vallejo Day! @ Vallejo Marina
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mark your Calendars! The Vallejo Beautification Commission is hosting a BEAUTIFY VALLEJO DAY! Everyone is welcome to come out and “be part of the solution” by showing your community pride at this community clean-up event.[...]
9:00 am Mulch Madness Workshop at Missio... @ Mission Solano
Mulch Madness Workshop at Missio... @ Mission Solano
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mulch Madness Workshop at Mission Solano! @ Mission Solano
263 [image courtesy of B Texas Mulch LLC] Mulch works to damp down weeds, protect soil moisture, keep the soil surface cool and increase root function! Increase your garden’s success by attending this FREE, hands-on[...]
5:00 pm CONVERSATIONS: The Economics of ... @ Green Hive Spaces
CONVERSATIONS: The Economics of ... @ Green Hive Spaces
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CONVERSATIONS: The Economics of Happiness: Local Futures (community film screening) @ Green Hive Spaces
Please join us for a screening of ‘The Economics of Happiness’, a 1-hour documentary that illustrates the social and spiritual impact of economic globalization on local communities and economies, and highlights the many benefits of[...]