Benicia Community Share

In November 2014, we established the first “Community Share Plot” at Avant Garden to grow and share the bounty of our gardens with community members in need. We bring freshly harvested produce, on bi-weekly basis, to the Benicia Community Action Council– our local hub for people in need. We estimate that approximately 800 pounds of vegetables are grown and donated each year.

The plot was envisioned, designed and established by our volunteer farmer, Jessica Joy. Volunteers from the community help to tend the plot, and to harvest and donate the fresh produce.

Community Share Plot Size – approximately 650 sq. feet

 Production Record:

Winter : 75 lbs (kale, turnips, chard, salad greens, bok choi, parsnip)

Spring: 120 lbs (carrots, radishes, turnips, spring onions, salad greens, green peas, beets)

Summer: 300 lbs (tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, salad, peppers, melons)

Fall: TBD (zucchini, summer squash, winter squash, spinach)

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Upcoming Events

Jun
21
Thu
5:00 pm Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cultivate Community Food Co-op's Potluck Picnic in the Garden @ Avant Garden
Join us in the garden for an evening of connection and good food while learning about the progress CCFC is making. Every 3rd Thursday, weather permitting, beginning Thurs. April 19th, 5-7. Please bring your favorite food or[...]
Jun
27
Wed
6:00 pm Symphony of the Soil (film scree... @ Benicia Public Library
Symphony of the Soil (film scree... @ Benicia Public Library
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Symphony of the Soil (film screening) @ Benicia Public Library
Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s mostesteemed soil scientists, farmers and[...]
Jun
30
Sat
10:00 am How to Not Spoil Your Soil @ Mission Solano
How to Not Spoil Your Soil @ Mission Solano
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about permaculture principles and enjoy a guided tour of one of our newest demonstration food forests! This talk and tour will focus on soil restoration techniques using practices such as sheet mulching, rainwater catchment, composting and[...]
10:00 am Sustainable Solano Goes to the S... @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Sustainable Solano Goes to the S... @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sustainable Solano Goes to the Solano County Fair! @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Meet the team behind the Solano sustainable movement at this year’s Solano County Fair! Interested in sustainable landscaping, building community resilience or changing our local food  system?  Stop and chat with us about practical solutions available[...]