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

Apr
23
Tue
6:30 pm Benicia: Growing a Kitchen Herb ... @ Benicia Library
Benicia: Growing a Kitchen Herb ... @ Benicia Library
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm
Benicia: Growing a Kitchen Herb Garden @ Benicia Library
Learn from Master Gardeners how to grow an easy, pretty, gourmet kitchen herb garden.
Apr
24
Wed
6:00 pm Benicia: Planting Your Community... @ Avant Garden
Benicia: Planting Your Community... @ Avant Garden
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Master Gardener Sheila Clyatt discusses and demonstrates planting and caring for your community garden plot. Tour the garden with Sheila as she explains what specific plants give you the most bang for your buck, how[...]
Apr
25
Thu
6:30 pm Vallejo: Movie Screening: ‘Modif... @ Empress Theater
Vallejo: Movie Screening: ‘Modif... @ Empress Theater
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm
Cultivate Community Food Cooperative presents the award-winning documentary, ‘Modified’ at the Empress Theater in Vallejo. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The movie starts at 7:30 pm. There will be food (featured in the movie) for[...]
Apr
27
Sat
8:45 am Benicia: ‘Dig in Deeper’ with Pe... @ Avant Garden
Benicia: ‘Dig in Deeper’ with Pe... @ Avant Garden
Apr 27 @ 8:45 am
As part of our annual Benicia & Vallejo Demonstration Food Forest Garden Tour on April 27, we wanted to offer something extra for a select group of attendees interested in learning more about permaculture and[...]