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

Aug
23
Thu
6:15 pm Restoring the Vallejo Historic R... @ Green Hive Spaces
Restoring the Vallejo Historic R... @ Green Hive Spaces
Aug 23 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk on how to increase awareness of the historic, cultural and environmental richness of our local waterfronts improving public access, historic and cultural interpretation, healthy habitat and economic development.
Aug
25
Sat
10:30 am Water Equity, Safety and Access @ John F. Kennedy Library
Water Equity, Safety and Access @ John F. Kennedy Library
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Water Equity, Safety and Access @ John F. Kennedy Library
Public Health Advocate/Consultant, Elizabeth Monteadora, will speak on global and local water equity issues and how they affect the health of our communities and environment. We’ll discuss safe drinking water access in our schools, water management practices[...]
2:00 pm An Introduction to Permaculture ... @ Mission Solano
An Introduction to Permaculture ... @ Mission Solano
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
An Introduction to Permaculture Design @ Mission Solano
Permaculture is a philosophy and design science working with nature to create a diverse, regenerative system that promotes resiliency. “Leave it better than you found it” is one of the main goals of permaculture’s design principles. Come[...]