Permaculture Landscape Designer (Independent Contractors)

Sustainable Solano is looking for Permaculture Landscape Designers / contractors interested in designing and leading installations of demonstration permaculture food forest gardens in Solano County through our Solano Sustainable Backyard Program.

Since 2014 we have been installing demonstration food forests throughout Solano County. These are beautiful and productive gardens that incorporate trees, build organic matter in the soil and are designed around secondary water: rainwater captured in the ground, roof water diverted to swales and laundry-to-landscape greywater. All gardens are installed by the community through educational workshops. We have been working with gifted and committed landscape professionals on these demonstration gardens. Unfortunately, many of these contractors have moved out of the area and we are looking for new designers to join our efforts.

The Permaculture Landscape Designer actively participates in site selection; designs each garden working with the homeowners (food forest keepers); and guides / educates community members to install these gardens in a series of public workshops. Additional work to finalize the site might be required (e.g. fine-tune irrigation installed by general public).

Find out more about the position here. To apply, please email a summary of your experience and aspirations to with “Permaculture Landscape Designer” in the subject of the email.


Cooking Instructors

We are seeking cooking instructors on a temporary, part-time basis with a flexible schedule of about two days per month.

These instructors will increase public awareness and knowledge of the health benefits, preparation and sourcing of specialty crops (including via CSA programs). While this job is specifically within the context of specialty crops (which include fruits and vegetables, beans, tree nuts, and culinary herbs), the cooking classes also offer a platform for educating the public about the overall benefits of buying local.

Find out more about the position here. To apply, please email about your experience and interest to Program Manager Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan at with “Cooking Instructor” in the subject of the email.



We are looking for a knowledgeable and dynamic bookkeeper who is experienced with complex nonprofit programming and funding. This independent contractor will be responsible for AP/AR, monthly reconciliations, payroll and financial reporting. Under the guidance of our CPA, the bookkeeper will transition our books to the online QuickBooks at the end of the year.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to with the position’s name in the subject of the email. 


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