Sustainable Landscaping ProfessionalsHire our Graduates and Partners
Bay Wise Gardens
Landscape Designer and Landscape Contractor
Lauren has worked as a landscape designer specializing in California native and edible gardens for over three years. She has a passion for working with plants and restoring ecosystem function. She designs for our local insect and bird populations by using plants that provide pollen and nectar sources. Lauren also has a Permaculture Design Certificate, which allows her to design and install sustainable edible gardens that provide food sources for humans and local fauna alike.
Dog Island Farm
Rachel Brinkerhoff, PLA & Tom Ferguson
- Workshops on site design, livestock, gardening, food preservation.
- Private consultations on the above and garden design.
- Plant sales for various edibles and natives.
Grow a Pear Nursery
Owners Rachel Brinkerhoff, PLA & Tom Ferguson of Dog Island Farm
Grow a Pear Nursery specializes in edible and native plants and also sells seeds through Seed Savers Exchange, plants and organic soil amendments. The nursery, which is seeking a permanent space, is available to shoppers by appointment and also offers workshops and consultations.
Organic soil products and amendments
Harmony Organics is a family-owned, Benicia-based business that provides high-quality, non-GMO, natural and organic soil products that include potting soils, coco coir bricks, worm castings, bokashi, pumice, compost tea and liquid and dry microbial products.
Mention Sustainable Solano when placing your order, and we’ll receive a donation for each purchase in your honor!
Scotty’s Organic Gardening
Stating that plants have given him a second lease on life, Scott focuses on services that support his company slogan: “Helping you build a better yard from the ground up.” His services include general organic gardening, planting, landscape maintenance, landscape designing, drip irrigation, organic fertilizers, compost teas, beneficial microbe applications, organic pest management, light to mid-range tree pruning and soil amendments.
Benicia, Vallejo, Suisun City, Fairfield and Vacaville
Simply Perfect Gardens
Alison W Fleck, APLD
Sustainable services offered:
- Design of rain gardens and on-site swales for groundwater recharging
- Understand and employ WELO landscape constraints
Alison is a landscape designer who works with homeowners to create the most sustainable garden that will suit their needs. She understands and employs WELO landscape constraints and designs for minimum lawn, maximum drought tolerance, focus on edibles and environmentally sound practices.
She has a strong horticultural background, dating back for over 40 years, which includes multiple certificates from DVC, training at Merritt College, years of nursery work and maintenance work before that. She has been designing full time for about 13 years.
Simply Perfect Gardens
Owner, Certificates in Horticulture foundations, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, Nursery Management, Arboriculture, Greywater Design and Install, Land Caretakers training
Peter Swenson is a landscape designer who has spent the last few years gaining a rounded education in the horticultural arts. Over that time, he has earned five certificates in the field, plus more from other sources. His experience in the nursery environment interacting with local landscapers has given him a perspective on what’s good for the landscape through a community-learned lens. He has designed and installed several greywater systems into both existing and new landscapes. He believes that every landscape should offer more than just something to look at: plants offer texture and scents, as well as color that can more than make up for a traditional lawn. He has started his own landscaping business in Solano County and is moving forward to make it grow!
Benicia and Vallejo
If you are a professional sustainable landscaper and interested in being listed among the local professionals here, contact Sustainable Landscaping Manager Nicole Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org