Plant Resources for Solano County

Sustainable Solano Seed Plot Definition

The design concept of the Solano Sustainable Landscaping Initiative is based on a standard model plot of a permaculture food forest called “Seed Plot”. We hired a professional permaculture designer to develop a model plot based on plants that thrive in the Bay Area, native or well-adapted to Mediterranean climate (resulting in moderate water use), high-yield and multiple functions of each plant to ensure creation of a vigorous healthy ecosystem providing food, supporting natural habitat and building up soil. [Click here for full description of Seed Plot ]

A Forest Garden

Learn more about the approach of a food forest garden in this short film from Thomas Regnault highlighting agroforestry expert Martin Crawford’s work to transform a field into a forest garden. The film is part of National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase.

Shared here with permission of the filmmaker.

Master Gardener

The Master Gardener Volunteer program is a great place for sourcing and learning about plants.

Solano County Local Nurseries

El Rancho Nursery (Vacaville) – The largest family-owned and operated nursery in Solano County growing a wide array of plants available for delivery.

Grow a Pear Nursery (Vallej0) – A pop-up nursery from the owners of Dog Island Farm open on select days and by appointment.

Mid City Nursery (American Canyon) – A great source for gardening and plant information in Napa County and Solano County.

Morningsun Herb Farm (Vacaville) – Offering a wide variety of Herb and Perennial Plants for sale online AND at the nursery.

Lemuria Nursery (Dixon) – The largest wholesale grower of plants in Solano County, open to the public. Nursery owners and operators since 1939.

Sweet Pea’s Nursery and Pet Boutique (Vacaville) – Organic succulent nursery with flowers, herbs, vegetables and seeds. Also a pet boutique carrying pet foods, bathing products & supplies.

 

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Upcoming Events

Dec
14
Sat
11:00 am Vacaville: School Garden Grant F... @ Backdoor Bistro
Vacaville: School Garden Grant F... @ Backdoor Bistro
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Slow Food Solano’s Lunch with Ruth @ Backdoor Bistro A fundraiser for the School Garden Grant Program Join us on Saturday, December 14, 11 to 1 pm, for a holiday luncheon buffet and all around[...]
Dec
15
Sun
2:00 pm Vallejo: “Voices from the Ancest... @ IntegriTea tea shop
Vallejo: “Voices from the Ancest... @ IntegriTea tea shop
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Vallejo: "Voices from the Ancestors" Book Launch and Reading @ IntegriTea tea shop
Please join Sacred Sites Protection and Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSPRIT) for an afternoon with Vallejo resident Sandra Pacheco and Melissa Moreno, contributors to the recently published book, “Voices from the Ancestors – Xicanx &[...]
Jan
1
Wed
all-day Solano County Water Awareness Vi...
Solano County Water Awareness Vi...
Jan 1 all-day
Solano County Water Awareness Video Contest
The Solano County Water Agency has launched its 2020 video contest, open to middle and high school students in the county. This year’s challenge is to create “H2O Tunes” videos featuring water efficiency tips put[...]
Jan
7
Tue
8:00 am Vacaville: Farming in the New No... @ Ulatis Community Center
Vacaville: Farming in the New No... @ Ulatis Community Center
Jan 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Vacaville: Farming in the New Normal: A workshop for growers on climate and agriculture @ Ulatis Community Center
Save the date for “Farming in the New Normal: A workshop for growers on climate and agriculture” at the Ulatis Center in Vacaville. A group of local partners* has been working to put together a great lineup[...]