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.

Read more about the history of Benicia Community Gardens

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Upcoming Events

Jun
23
Fri
2:54 am R.O.O.T.S. Training @ Soul Flower Farm
R.O.O.T.S. Training @ Soul Flower Farm
Jun 23 @ 2:54 am – 3:54 am
R.O.O.T.S. Training @ Soul Flower Farm
Interested in learning more about permaculture? Read more about this permaculture course just across the bay in El Sobrante at Soul Flower Farm.
Jun
24
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]
10:00 am Home composting workshops: Turni... @ Birds, Bees & Beyond, Benicia
Home composting workshops: Turni... @ Birds, Bees & Beyond, Benicia
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Home composting workshops: Turning your “waste” into “want” @ Birds, Bees & Beyond, Benicia
Sustainable Solano, in partnership with Republic Services, presents an educational series in Benicia “Healthy Soil, Healthy Planet”. Are you looking for a more sustainable way to landscape your yard? Do you want to grow more[...]
Jun
27
Tue
5:30 pm Mini-Orchard Workdays @ Community Orchard, Heritage Presbyterian Church
Mini-Orchard Workdays @ Community Orchard, Heritage Presbyterian Church
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Workdays are strongly encouraged for Orchard members, but the public is welcome to come lend a hand at our monthly orchard workday, learn about orchard care taking and ask questions. Make sure to stay for a potluck and[...]