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-adopted 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 ]

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

6:30 pm Benicia: Growing a Kitchen Herb ... @ Benicia Library
Benicia: Growing a Kitchen Herb ... @ Benicia Library
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm
Benicia: Growing a Kitchen Herb Garden @ Benicia Library
Learn from Master Gardeners how to grow an easy, pretty, gourmet kitchen herb garden.
6:00 pm Benicia: Planting Your Community... @ Avant Garden
Benicia: Planting Your Community... @ Avant Garden
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Master Gardener Sheila Clyatt discusses and demonstrates planting and caring for your community garden plot. Tour the garden with Sheila as she explains what specific plants give you the most bang for your buck, how[...]
6:30 pm Vallejo: Movie Screening: ‘Modif... @ Empress Theater
Vallejo: Movie Screening: ‘Modif... @ Empress Theater
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm
Cultivate Community Food Cooperative presents the award-winning documentary, ‘Modified’ at the Empress Theater in Vallejo. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The movie starts at 7:30 pm. There will be food (featured in the movie) for[...]
8:45 am Benicia: ‘Dig in Deeper’ with Pe... @ Avant Garden
Benicia: ‘Dig in Deeper’ with Pe... @ Avant Garden
Apr 27 @ 8:45 am
As part of our annual Benicia & Vallejo Demonstration Food Forest Garden Tour on April 27, we wanted to offer something extra for a select group of attendees interested in learning more about permaculture and[...]