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
26
Wed
6:00 pm Benicia: What’s for Dinner? Summ... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Benicia: What’s for Dinner? Summ... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Benicia: What’s for Dinner? Summer Farm-to-Table 'Sauce It!' Cooking Demonstration Class @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Join our Local Food Program Manager, Chef Stephanie Oelsligle, for a lively cooking class that celebrates summer ingredients and supports local farmers! We will take a brief tour of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program[...]
Jun
27
Thu
all-day Oakland: Cultivating Healthy and... @ Oakland Museum of California
Oakland: Cultivating Healthy and... @ Oakland Museum of California
Jun 27 all-day
Cultivating Healthy and Sustainable School Communities Join the Center for Ecoliteracy in Oakland on June 27 and 28 for a professional development experience that empowers you and your teams to create the conditions where students[...]
Jun
28
Fri
all-day Oakland: Cultivating Healthy and... @ Oakland Museum of California
Oakland: Cultivating Healthy and... @ Oakland Museum of California
Jun 28 all-day
Cultivating Healthy and Sustainable School Communities Join the Center for Ecoliteracy in Oakland on June 27 and 28 for a professional development experience that empowers you and your teams to create the conditions where students[...]
Jun
29
Sat
9:00 am Benicia: Avant Garden Community ... @ Avant Garden
Benicia: Avant Garden Community ... @ Avant Garden
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a garden work day in Avant Garden! The day begins at 9 am and will conclude at around noon. It is not required that you have a box at the garden, everyone is[...]