We grow food

 

Welcome to Benicia Community Gardens!

Sustainable Solano started with the creation of its first garden, Swenson Garden, named after the late Dr. Swenson in gratitude for his vision and contribution to community sustainability. Swenson Garden first opened on the property of Heritage Presbyterian Church in 1999. We now maintain two community gardens, one community orchard and a community share plot where we grow food to donate to people in need.

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Community Gardens

Benicia Community Gardens

Community Orchard

orchard

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Upcoming Events

Mar
23
Sat
2:00 pm Walk the Talk Workshop: Sheet Mu... @ Shelter Solano (formerly Mission Solano)
Walk the Talk Workshop: Sheet Mu... @ Shelter Solano (formerly Mission Solano)
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mulch! It suppresses weeds, retains moisture, prevents erosion, maintains nutrients, promotes soil life, controls pests…and looks nice! Would you like to learn how to mulch like a pro? Come and join us at our very first[...]
Mar
30
Sat
9:00 am Our Benicia Roots & Soil Breakfast @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Our Benicia Roots & Soil Breakfast @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
On March 30, we will host “Our Benicia Roots & Soil,” a breakfast to recognize the importance of the Benicia community where the first seeds of what would become Sustainable Solano were planted 20 years[...]
9:01 am Benicia’s Free Compost Giveaway ... @ East 2nd St. Public Parking Lot
Benicia’s Free Compost Giveaway ... @ East 2nd St. Public Parking Lot
Mar 30 @ 9:01 am – 1:00 pm
Supplement your soil in time for your spring vegetables. Bring your own container to be filled. 5-gallon buckets work best. Up to 30 gallons per household. Please bring driver’s license for each household. Benicia residents[...]
Apr
4
Thu
6:00 pm Next Economy: Restorative Economics @ Green Hive Spaces
Next Economy: Restorative Economics @ Green Hive Spaces
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a discussion on different strategies for a just transition to a more sustainable, equitable and just economy. Restorative economics takes a restorative justice approach to restoring and reinvesting in low-income communities of[...]