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.
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.
Loma Vista Farm (Vallejo) – This education-based farm sells plants that do well locally, including many natives, perrenials and herbs. Sales support the farm’s educational programs.
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.
Fruit Tree Planting and Pruning Resources
Click on the links below for PDF documents on each topic.