Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole

Fairfield Demonstration Food Forest Installation

Come dig swales, build berms, divert roof water, plant trees and create the foundation for this sustainable garden on Saturday, May 18. Learn more and register here.

Help Create Vallejo's First Resilient Neighborhood!

Starting Saturday, May 25, join us in creating our pilot Resilient Hub that brings our green infrastructure work to four neighboring homes in Vallejo. Learn more here.


We are a grassroots, countywide movement uniting people and initiatives aiming to serve the future of Solano County, to promote ecologically sustainable, economically and socially just communities in a world that works for everyone. Sustainable Solano has grown out of 20 years of dedicated voluntary community work that started with 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 in 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?

Find resources, hands-on workshops, events, conversations and more here on our website for what Sustainable Solano is at work on in the community. Have questions? Write to us at

Wrapped Food and the Big Burrito Debate

Learn a bit about the history of the California burrito — then learn how to make wrapped foods at the next What’s for Dinner? workshop.

From Bleary-Eyed to Eye-Opening: Experiencing Cob Construction and Curriculum

Students at St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School participated in constructing a cob bench at the school as part of a pilot program to create a sustainability curriculum.

Join Us in Creating Our First Resilient Neighborhood in Vallejo!

Our first pilot Resilient Neighborhoods team has been selected, the design process is underway, and we are excited to begin scheduling our educational installation days on Saturdays May 25 through June 22. Find out more about how this program is expanding the scale and scope of our work!

Next Economy: Exploring the Role of Community and Restorative Economics

“Change doesn’t come from intent. It comes from deliberate action.” – Nwamaka Agbo

Mini Green New Deal for Benicia: Funding Will Make Education, Conservation Program a Reality

A new program in Benicia will bring sustainable landscaping training and skills to local landscape professionals and high school students while residents turn their lawns into food forest gardens.

Initiatives You Can Join Today

We’re launching our Resilient Neighborhoods program
in Vallejo this year!

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Upcoming Events

9:00 am Concord: Sustainable Enterprise ... @ Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus
Concord: Sustainable Enterprise ... @ Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Sustainable Enterprise Conference is Contra Costa’s annual gathering of business owners, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, educators and activists who are dedicated to the principles of Sustainability and One Planet Living. Speakers and panelists address critical issues, showcase[...]
9:00 am Vallejo: Resilient Neighborhoods... @ Register for Location
Vallejo: Resilient Neighborhoods... @ Register for Location
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for the Launch of Vallejo’s Resilient Neighborhoods project! For the first time, we will be working with a team of four homeowners to begin transforming their street into an environmentally and socially resilient[...]
10:00 am Fairfield Demonstration Food For... @ Register for Location
Fairfield Demonstration Food For... @ Register for Location
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sustainable Solano’s Sustainable Backyard Program introduces the concept and practice of permaculture to Solano County. Permaculture is a sustainable design system stressing the harmonious interrelationship of humans, plants, animals and the Earth. The core of[...]
2:00 pm Fairfield: Walk the Talk Tours: ... @ Shelter Solano
Fairfield: Walk the Talk Tours: ... @ Shelter Solano
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn practical ways of applying permaculture principles in your garden and community. Join us every fourth Saturday of the month at Shelter Solano in Fairfield for educational and inspiring talks on various topics on sustainability[...]