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Knife Skills, Kitchen Basics & Quick-Pickled Vegetables Cooking Class 4:00 pm
Knife Skills, Kitchen Basics & Quick-Pickled Vegetables Cooking Class @ Online/Zoom
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join Sustainable Solano’s Local Food Program Manager Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan for a virtual, live cooking demonstration focusing on knife skills and basic kitchen equipment. Chef Steph will cover types of knives, sharpening, cutting methods and[...]
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Food is Free Pop-up Stand at Avant Garden 4:00 pm
Food is Free Pop-up Stand at Avant Garden @ Avant Garden
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Avant Garden, at First and D Streets in Benicia, in partnership with Food is Free Benicia, will host a Food is Free pop-up produce stand every Thursday during the month of May from 4-7 pm[...]
Solano Local Food System Alliance Meeting 5:00 pm
Solano Local Food System Alliance Meeting
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Solano Local Food System Alliance will hold its quarterly meeting to review progress and set upcoming goals for its work. The May 7 meeting has been canceled, but Alliance members will receive a detailed[...]
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Mother’s Day Brunch with Strawberries! Cooking Class 11:00 am
Mother’s Day Brunch with Strawberries! Cooking Class @ Online/Zoom
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Enjoy Mother’s Day with scrumptious strawberries! Sustainable Solano’s Local Food Program Manager Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan will demonstrate two easy brunch recipes in this virtual, live cooking class: Mixed Greens Salad with Balsamic-Glazed Strawberries and Easy[...]
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Big Gardens in Small Spaces: The Adventure of Container Gardening 4:00 pm
Big Gardens in Small Spaces: The Adventure of Container Gardening @ Online/Zoom
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Lori Caldwell, owner of CompostGal, for her live presentation on gardening in small spaces. Growing in containers is a great way to start a garden or maximize your already existing garden possibilities! This class[...]
Food is Free Pop-up Stand at Avant Garden 4:00 pm
Food is Free Pop-up Stand at Avant Garden @ Avant Garden
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Avant Garden, at First and D Streets in Benicia, in partnership with Food is Free Benicia, will host a Food is Free pop-up produce stand every Thursday during the month of May from 4-7 pm[...]
Webinar: Greywater Concepts and Considerations with Laura Allen 6:30 pm
Webinar: Greywater Concepts and Considerations with Laura Allen @ Online
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Within our homes there are many avenues to be able able to re-use water in ways that are beneficial for our environment, our treatment facilities, and our wallet; don’t you want to be able to[...]
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Spring Minestrone Cooking Class 4:00 pm
Spring Minestrone Cooking Class @ Online/Facebook Live
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Who says minestrone is only for tomatoes? Join Sustainable Solano’s Local Food Program Manager Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan for a virtual, live cooking demonstration on Facebook Live as she prepares an easy Spring Minestrone. A great[...]
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Benicia: Community Garden Individual Cleanup — Details in Description 9:00 am
Benicia: Community Garden Individual Cleanup — Details in Description @ Avant and Swenson gardens
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The group workdays have been canceled due to shelter-at-home and physical distancing rules. Gardeners are encouraged to independently visit the garden to help with common area upkeep on their own, practicing safe physical distancing. Avant[...]
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Food is Free Pop-up Stand at Avant Garden 4:00 pm
Food is Free Pop-up Stand at Avant Garden @ Avant Garden
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Avant Garden, at First and D Streets in Benicia, in partnership with Food is Free Benicia, will host a Food is Free pop-up produce stand every Thursday during the month of May from 4-7 pm[...]
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Benicia: Annual Native Plant Sale (order by 5 pm May 21) 11:00 am
Benicia: Annual Native Plant Sale (order by 5 pm May 21) @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
All proceeds from this native plant sale support the conservation and education programs of the Willis L. Jepson Chapter of California Native Plant Society. This online sale will be open until 5 pm May 21,[...]
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Food is Free Pop-up Stand at Avant Garden 4:00 pm
Food is Free Pop-up Stand at Avant Garden @ Avant Garden
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Avant Garden, at First and D Streets in Benicia, in partnership with Food is Free Benicia, will host a Food is Free pop-up produce stand every Thursday during the month of May from 4-7 pm[...]
Zoom Webinar: Drought-Tolerant Habitat Gardens 7:00 pm
Zoom Webinar: Drought-Tolerant Habitat Gardens @ Online/Zoom
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn how to grow a native, drought-tolerant garden. Native plants can help restore habitats for insects, bees, butterflies, and more. This class will cover how you can create life in your garden and how important[...]
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Top to Roots: Zero-Waste Cooking Class 4:00 pm
Top to Roots: Zero-Waste Cooking Class @ Online/Zoom
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Save the date for our next virtual cooking class with Sustainable Solano’s Local Food Program Manager Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan. Chef Steph will walk you through how to put everything to use in your cooking and will also[...]
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Water Wisdom Talk with Lydia Neilsen 10:00 am
Water Wisdom Talk with Lydia Neilsen @ Online/Zoom
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Join us for a live Water Wisdom talk with Lydia Neilsen and Sustainable Solano’s second Virtual Demonstration Food Forest Garden Tour Join us for a virtual Demonstration Food Forest Garden tour of 2 gardens in[...]
Lawn to Garden: Sheet Mulching Tricks and Tips 10:01 am
Lawn to Garden: Sheet Mulching Tricks and Tips @ Online/WebEx
May 30 @ 10:01 am – 11:01 am
Ready to save water this summer with a low-water use garden? Come join us online for an engaging presentation on sheet mulching — a popular nontoxic method to convert your lawn into a thriving low-water[...]
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