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
24
Sat
2:00 pm Walk the Talk Tours: Thanks for ... @ Mission Solano
Walk the Talk Tours: Thanks for ... @ Mission Solano
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Walk the Talk Tours: Thanks for Giving: Community Scale Permaculture @ Mission Solano
Walk the Talk Tours: Learn practical ways of applying permaculture principles in your garden and community. Join us every 4th Saturday of the month from 2:00pm-3:00pm at Mission Solano in Fairfield for educational and inspiring talks[...]
Nov
29
Thu
6:00 pm Integrating Price, People and Pr... @ Green Hive Spaces
Integrating Price, People and Pr... @ Green Hive Spaces
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Integrating Price, People and Profits for a Sustainable Local Economy @ Green Hive Spaces
Interested on new ways to prepare for the future? Join us for a community discussion about MONEY. Learn what money symbolizes in an economic context, the history of how it became a representative of value[...]
Dec
6
Thu
9:00 am Women for the Land Solano County... @ Solano Land Trust
Women for the Land Solano County... @ Solano Land Trust
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Women for the Land Solano County Learning Circle @ Solano Land Trust
As part of our Women for the Land program, we invite local women landowners in Solano, Yolo, and Napa Counties to a conservation learning circle. Please note that you must register to attend. Women for[...]
Dec
8
Sat
9:00 am Fairfield Urban Forest Community... @ Mission Solano
Fairfield Urban Forest Community... @ Mission Solano
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fairfield Urban Forest Community Planting Project @ Mission Solano
Sustainable Solano will be converting a 3.5-acre campus at a local Fairfield homeless shelter into a resilient, mixed canopy urban forest this winter. The project aims to serve as a living lab for Solano County[...]