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.

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

Jun
26
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6:00 pm Benicia: What’s for Dinner? Summ... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Benicia: What’s for Dinner? Summ... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Benicia: What’s for Dinner? Summer Farm-to-Table 'Sauce It!' Cooking Demonstration Class @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Join our Local Food Program Manager, Chef Stephanie Oelsligle, for a lively cooking class that celebrates summer ingredients and supports local farmers! We will take a brief tour of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program[...]
Jun
27
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all-day Oakland: Cultivating Healthy and... @ Oakland Museum of California
Oakland: Cultivating Healthy and... @ Oakland Museum of California
Jun 27 all-day
Cultivating Healthy and Sustainable School Communities Join the Center for Ecoliteracy in Oakland on June 27 and 28 for a professional development experience that empowers you and your teams to create the conditions where students[...]
Jun
28
Fri
all-day Oakland: Cultivating Healthy and... @ Oakland Museum of California
Oakland: Cultivating Healthy and... @ Oakland Museum of California
Jun 28 all-day
Cultivating Healthy and Sustainable School Communities Join the Center for Ecoliteracy in Oakland on June 27 and 28 for a professional development experience that empowers you and your teams to create the conditions where students[...]
Jun
29
Sat
9:00 am Benicia: Avant Garden Community ... @ Avant Garden
Benicia: Avant Garden Community ... @ Avant Garden
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a garden work day in Avant Garden! The day begins at 9 am and will conclude at around noon. It is not required that you have a box at the garden, everyone is[...]

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