Sustainable Landscaping

What is sustainable landscaping?

Perry Apple TreeOur definition of sustainable landscaping is a lush, beautiful and productive garden. A garden that is fed primarily by secondary water – greywater (recycled household water from washing machines, showers and bathroom sinks) and rainwater stored in the ground and harvested from the roof reduces the use of drinking water as an irrigation source. Growing food during drought conditions is possible when using secondary water!

We envision our Solano County neighborhoods green with trees and plants that provide shade, food, and habitat for other wildlife that supports diverse ecosystems.


We have lots of resources and information for Landscape Professionals in Solano County and beyond, and are interested in your input and experience. Or join our database of landscapers.


Get educated about creating your own sustainable landscape, see demonstration gardens throughout the county, or find a sustainable landscape professional to help you.

Coming Together to Create a Sustainable Landscape

The community turned out for the recent installation workshop at Mangia!, one of our demonstration food forests in Vacaville through our Solano Sustainable Backyard program, funded by the Solano County Water Agency. Check out the video below from workshop participant David Avery!

Sustainable Landscaping Advisory Board

Jessica Samra

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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[...]