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

Nov
25
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Nov 25 @ 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[...]
Dec
2
Sat
10:00 am Greywater Workshop at Mission So... @ Mission Solano
Greywater Workshop at Mission So... @ Mission Solano
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Greywater Workshop at Mission Solano @ Mission Solano
  Join us for a Greywater Workshop at Mission Solano. This is a hands-on class on how to install a simple laundry-to-landscape greywater system for a building. You will learn how to install a simple[...]
2:00 pm Suisun Christmas at the Waterfro... @ Suisun Waterfront District
Suisun Christmas at the Waterfro... @ Suisun Waterfront District
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Christmas at the Waterfront returns again this year at Main and Solano streets in Suisun City. Start your holidays with a day of old-fashioned family Christmas activities at the beautiful Suisun City Waterfront. Sustainable Solano will[...]