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

Sep
30
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Sep 30 @ 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[...]
Oct
7
Sat
9:00 am California Native Plant Society ... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
California Native Plant Society ... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
California Native Plant Society Native Plant Sale @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
The Willis Jepson Chapter of the California Native Plant Society has scheduled its fall native plant sale for October 7, 2017 from 9am to 2 pm, Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 East Second Street, Benicia CA.[...]
Oct
14
Sat
10:30 am Denise Rushing Speaker Event @ Fairfield Civic Library
Denise Rushing Speaker Event @ Fairfield Civic Library
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Denise Rushing Speaker Event @ Fairfield Civic Library
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I can move the world.” – Archimedes   Join Sustainable Solano at the Fairfield Civic Library in a Speaker Event[...]
Oct
21
Sat
10:00 am Harvest Party with Jessica Bates... @ Avant Garden, Benicia
Harvest Party with Jessica Bates... @ Avant Garden, Benicia
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for our Annual Harvest Party at Avant Garden! This year we will have a guest speaker, Jessica Bates, followed by BBQ, potluck, music, conversations around the table. More on Jessica below. “Soil Health and[...]