Solano Sustainable Backyard
The goal of our program is to introduce the concept and practice of permaculture to Solano County. “Permaculture is a sustainable design system stressing the harmonious interrelationship of humans, plants, animals and the Earth. The core of permaculture is design and the working relationships and connections between all living things.” (Bill Mollison) These gardens are designed using the basic permaculture ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share. Seven Benicia demonstration food forests were funded by Benicia Community Sustainability Commission in 2014-2016. The expansion of the program to the entire Solano County is funded by Solano County Water Agency.
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Sustainable Landscaping Initiative News and Updates
Join us April 27 to tour 10 demonstration food forest gardens in Benicia and Vallejo.
As Kathleen plans to move back to Oklahoma, we are seeking someone who understands permaculture and uses its principles in food forest garden design to step into that role.
We’ve created a quick and easy form for Solano County residents to let us know how they want to get involved and help us identify where programs and projects are needed.