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

May
26
Sat
10:00 am Hand-on Rain Barrel Workshop in ... @ Provided Upon Registering
Hand-on Rain Barrel Workshop in ... @ Provided Upon Registering
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hand-on Rain Barrel Workshop in Suisun City @ Provided Upon Registering
Rain barrels collect and store water runoff during storms. The collected water can then be used to water veggies, flowers, wash your dog, emergency water storage and more! Rain barrels help: conserve water reduce flooding[...]
10:00 am The Foundation of Permaculture: ... @ Mission Solano
The Foundation of Permaculture: ... @ Mission Solano
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about the principles of permaculture and enjoy a guided tour of one of our newest demonstration food forests.
Jun
9
Sat
9:00 am Suisun Wildlife Center Food Fore... @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
Suisun Wildlife Center Food Fore... @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Suisun Wildlife Center Food Forest Installation (Day 1 of 2) @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
This is Day 1 of installation for this demonstration pollinator food forest garden in Suisun City. We will be laying down the foundation of this habitat-supporting garden: digging on contour swales, making berms and diverting[...]
Jun
10
Sun
9:00 am Suisun Wildlife Center Food Fore... @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
Suisun Wildlife Center Food Fore... @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Suisun Wildlife Center Food Forest Installation (Day 2 of 2) @ Suisun City Wildlife Center
This is Day 2 of a public, hands-on installation workshop series of a demonstration food forest garden where we will focus creating habitat for birds, bees and butterflies! Topics Covered: Planting a community of pollinator plants with multiple functions that support[...]