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

9:30 am Benicia: Demonstration Food Fore... @ A Benicia home
Benicia: Demonstration Food Fore... @ A Benicia home
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
This public, hands-on installation workshop series will create a demonstration food forest garden in Benicia, creating an opportunity to learn about rainwater capture, simple greywater systems that reuse household water and how to plant and[...]
11:00 am Vallejo: Year-Round Garden Plann... @ Grow a Pear Nursery
Vallejo: Year-Round Garden Plann... @ Grow a Pear Nursery
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn what, how and when to start planting for a well-timed and productive year-round garden here in the Bay Area using organic methods. We will talk about propagation, companion planting, cover crops, perennials, and choosing[...]
6:00 pm Slow Food Solano Annual Meeting @ RSVP for location
Slow Food Solano Annual Meeting @ RSVP for location
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm
Public invited to Slow Food Solano Annual Meeting Slow Food Solano will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, January 29 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend the meeting and learn about the[...]
all-day Solano County Water Awareness Vi...
Solano County Water Awareness Vi...
Feb 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[...]