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

10:00 am Vallejo: Garden Design Intensive... @ Grow a Pear Nursery
Vallejo: Garden Design Intensive... @ Grow a Pear Nursery
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Are you wishing for the garden of your dreams but don’t even know where to start? That’s where Grow a Pear Nursery’s Garden Design Intensive comes in. We will discuss site analysis, opportunities and constraints,[...]
11:00 am Suisun Valley: Harvest Celebration @ Multiple Locations
Suisun Valley: Harvest Celebration @ Multiple Locations
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Travel through wineries, vineyards, olive orchards and farm stands, exploring all that Suisun Valley has to offer at the annual Harvest Celebration. Local winemakers and growers invite you to celebrate the upcoming crush season with[...]
2:00 pm Fairfield: Walk the Talk Tours: ... @ Shelter Solano
Fairfield: Walk the Talk Tours: ... @ Shelter Solano
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn practical ways of applying permaculture principles in your garden and community. Join us at Shelter Solano in Fairfield for educational and inspiring talks on various topics on sustainability including sustainable landscaping, water, soil building[...]
all-day Vacaville: ‘Through The Lens: Ou... @ Vacaville Museum
Vacaville: ‘Through The Lens: Ou... @ Vacaville Museum
Sep 7 all-day
This elegant show of our local history and culture highlights the “early fruit district” of Vacaville and the Solano County Valley and runs through Sept. 15. It features the engaging photographs of William R. Nutting[...]