Our Story

Since 1999, Benicia Community Gardens (BCG), largely an all-volunteer organization, has worked relentlessly to bring local sustainable food to Benicia. Over the years, BCG’s reach expanded from a single community garden at a local church to two community gardens, a community orchard, seven permaculture demonstration food forests, Community Supported Agriculture partnerships, a “Land Caretakers” sustainable landscaping education program, a food donation Share Plot, and a beloved monthly “What’s for Dinner?” educational cooking potluck series.

As the programs expanded beyond Benicia, it became clear that the organization had outgrown the name “Benicia Community Gardens”. In May 2016, after serious reflection and long deliberation, the BCG Board made the decision to rename the organization to “Sustainable Solano” – a name that better reflects our organization’s broadening scope, mission and vision.

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Upcoming Events

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[...]
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[...]
11:00 am Women of Abundance: Women Entrep... @ Soul Food Farm
Women of Abundance: Women Entrep... @ Soul Food Farm
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Women of Abundance: Women Entrepreneurs in the Regenerative Culture, Economy, and Community @ Soul Food Farm
Register for an in-depth conversation between six prominent Bay Area women entrepreneurs, business owners, writers, and industry leaders, who have been champions in agriculture, food, farming, and social justice. This panel includes: v  Rebecca Burgess, Executive Director, Fibershed v  Kelly Carlisle, Founder, and[...]
2:00 pm “What’s For Dinner?” Riffing on ... @ John F. Kennedy Library
“What’s For Dinner?” Riffing on ... @ John F. Kennedy Library
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
"What's For Dinner?" Riffing on Ramen @ John F. Kennedy Library
Learn healthy and easy ramen bowl recipes just in time for Fall. Chef Lisa Núñez-Hancock has been researching Bay Area ramen restaurants for this class, and will demonstrate how to make a variety of stocks, discuss noodle[...]