Sustainable Solano

Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole

URBAN FOREST PLANTING PROJECT IN FAIRFIELD!

Sustainable Solano will be converting a 3.5-acre campus at a local Fairfield homeless shelter into a resilient, mixed canopy urban forest this winter. The project aims to serve as a living lab for Solano County residents to learn about sustainable landscaping, secondary water use and the environmental and community benefits of an urban forest. Learn the benefits of urban tree planting and join us in reducing greenhouse gases on Saturday, December 8th at Mission Solano for this hands-on community project!

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Sustainable Solano Urban Forests in Fairfield

The Urban Forest program and other Sustainable Solano events are in the news! (PDF)

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

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Permaculture Convergence 2018

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The Narratives of Permaculture

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Upcoming Events

Dec
29
Sat
2:00 pm (Fairfield) Walk The Talk Tours:... @ Mission Solano
(Fairfield) Walk The Talk Tours:... @ Mission Solano
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn practical ways of applying permaculture principles in your garden and community. Join us every 4th Saturday of the month from 2:00pm-3:00pm  at Mission Solano in Fairfield for educational and inspiring talks on various topics on[...]
Jan
12
Sat
10:00 am Vacaville Public Demonstration F... @ Register for address
Vacaville Public Demonstration F... @ Register for address
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vacaville Public Demonstration Food Forest Installation Workshop (Day 1- The Foundation) @ Register for address
This is Day 1 of installation for “Monarch Rose” public demonstration food forest garden in Vacaville. We will be laying down the foundation of this edible garden: digging on contour swales, making birms, diverting the[...]
Jan
19
Sat
10:00 am Vacaville Permaculture Gardening... @ Register for address
Vacaville Permaculture Gardening... @ Register for address
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vacaville Permaculture Gardening and Water-Efficient Inline Drip System Workshop (Day 2) @ Register for address
This is Day 2 of 2 of a public, hands-on installation workshop series at “Monarch Rose” demonstration food forest garden. This is an opportunity to see a dead, barren front lawn transformed into a customized food forest based on permaculture design[...]