Soil Resources

Sheet Mulching:

Interested in building soil through layering cardboard, compost and wood chips? Find out how in this post from the California Native Plant Society.


Enrich your soil naturally, prevent erosion, conserve water, close the loop, save money and fight global warming by composting and using compost in your garden. It’s perfect for farms, vineyards, gardens, yards and landscaping projects!

Broadway Landscape Materials (American Canyon): (707) 388-3129

Castle & King Rock & Ready Mix (Vacaville): (707) 446-2434

Dixon Landscape Materials: (707) 678-8200

Napa Recycling & Waste Services: (707) 255-5200

Vision Recycling (Benicia): (510) 429-1300

Valcore (Vallejo): 707-645-8258


Organic Soil Products and Amendments:

Natural and organic soil products can include potting soils, coco coir bricks, worm castings, bokashi, pumice, compost tea and liquid and dry microbial products.

Harmony Organics (Benicia): 707-747-5051 [Mention Sustainable Solano when placing your order, and we’ll receive a donation for each purchase in your honor!]


Wood Chips:

Using wood chip mulch in your garden is a great way to prevent water evaporation and build healthy soil!

Chip Drop: Connect with local arborists to get a giant pile of wood chips delivered to your home.
Angel’s Tree Care: 121 Laguna Street, Vallejo, (707) 731-2298

Learn about the benefits of no-till gardening for your soil and your plants. Rachel Brinkerhoff of Dog Island Farm and Grow a Pear Nursery led this informative class on seasonal gardening and no-till practices.

Find additional resources on no-till practices here!


Learn how to create an edible, waterwise food forest garden in this series of short, informative videos, including sheet mulching and healthy soil! You can also find the videos individually here.

Saving the Planet One Gardener at a Time – a video with Dave Phelps presenting actionable takeaways and information about soil ecology, irrigation retrofitting and general sustainable landscape practices. An event hosted by Sustainable Solano as part of its Sustainable Landscaping and Sustainable Initiatives.
In this video Dan from shares with you his thoughts and experiences in regards to using plain brown non-glossy cardboard in the garden as a sheet mulch.
This video demonstrates how to remove your lawn using sheet mulching techniques. Learn more at
Watch the process for how compost is made on the community scale from yard trimmings, grape pomace, food scraps and other organic material in this video from the city of Napa.