Sustainable Landscaping Professionals

Hire our Graduates and Partners

Angel’s Tree Care

Serving Benicia, Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo and Napa

(707) 731-2298

Lori Caldwell, CompostGal

Serving Benicia and Fairfield

Compostgal@hotmail.com
925-922-3504
Instagram: @compostgal
Facebook: CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education

Dog Island Farm

Serving Solano, Contra Costa, Napa and Alameda counties

www.dogislandfarm.com

info@dogislandfarm.com

Nina Gordon-Kirsch

Serving Solano County, Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond

BackyardPermaculture.com

info@backyardpermaculture.com

Grow a Pear Nursery

Serving Solano, Contra Costa, Napa and Alameda counties

growapearnursery.com

Harmony Organics
Serving Solano County
Harmony-Organics.com
707-747-5051

Scotty’s Organic Gardening
Serving Benicia, Vallejo, Suisun City, Fairfield and Vacaville
scottysorganicgardening@gmail.com

Studio 1515 Landscape Architects
Serving Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda counties
studio1515napa.com
707-252-6115

Peter Swenson
Serving Benicia and Vallejo
peterjswenson@gmail.com
925-378-9751

Water Service
Serving Benicia and Vallejo
info@waterservice-ca.com 
510-830-8852

Angel’s Tree Care

Tree care services

Angel’s Tree Care does a variety of tree services for jobs large and small. Services include pruning, thinning, shaping, crown reduction, removal, stump griding and hauling. Free estimates.

Areas served

Benicia, Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo and Napa

Contact information

(707) 731-2298

Lori Caldwell, CompostGal

Consulting, Landscaping & Education

Services offered:

  • Garden Maintenance (sustainable and nontoxic practices)
  • Lawn Conversion/Sheet Mulching
  • Garden Consultations

Lori’s mission is to connect people with the soil and all that it provides. She wants to get people out of their houses and into their yards. “We need to slow down, unplug and remember what it was like when we still made things with our hands and for ourselves. Both of my grandparents always had a summer garden, my grandpa lived for tomatoes (I guess that’s where I got it from) and my grandma … well let’s just say there was a year when she planted five zucchini plants and people ran when they saw her coming!!” Lori is an Alameda County Master Composter, avid gardener of whatever she can get her hands on, Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional and has been happily teaching sustainable gardening classes since 2007.

Areas served

Benicia, Fairfield

Contact information
Compostgal@hotmail.com
925-922-3504
Instagram: @compostgal
Facebook: CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education

 

Dog Island Farm

Rachel Brinkerhoff, PLA & Tom Ferguson

Owners 

Dog Island Farm offers the following:
  • Workshops on site design, livestock, gardening, food preservation.
  • Private consultations on the above and garden design.
  • Plant sales for various edibles and natives.
Our farm was established in 2008, we’ve been farming and intensively raising urban livestock since 2007. We have experience raising chickens, goats, turkeys, ducks, rabbits and bees (along with our dogs and cats). We also own a small CDFA licensed nursery that specializes in vegetables and is branching out to also offer native plants. 
Areas served
All of Solano, Contra Costa, Napa and Alameda counties
Contact information

info@dogislandfarm.com

Nina Gordon-Kirsch

Greywater Installer / member of Backyard Permaculture Guild

Sustainable services offered:

  • L2L installation and maintenance
  • Water Education Workshops

Nina Gordon-Kirsch is a self-proclaimed Water Protector. With a master’s degree in Water Resource Management and Water Recycling, she provides a holistic view for how humans interact with their water. Nina installs Laundry-to-Landscape (L2L) Greywater Systems and teaches classes and workshops about reorienting our relationship to water. Nina began apprenticing with Greywater Action on L2L projects in 2016 and became a Professional Greywater Installer in 2019. Nina’s passion project is to walk from her door in Oakland to the headwaters of the Mokelumne River, where the East Bay sources its drinking water from.

Areas Served

Benicia, Vallejo, Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond

Contact information

info@backyardpermaculture.com

BackyardPermaculture.com

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.

Contact information

growapearnursery.com

Harmony Organics

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!

Areas served

Solano County

Contact information

harmony-organics.com

Resilient Solutionaries

Shawn Carter, owner

Sustainable Landscaping Services

Areas served

Solano County

Contact information

resilientsolutionaries@gmail.com

Scotty’s Organic Gardening

Scott Dodson

Certified Horticulturist

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. 

Areas served

Benicia, Vallejo, Suisun City,  Fairfield and Vacaville

Contact information

scottysorganicgardening@gmail.com

Simply Perfect Gardens

Alison W Fleck, APLD
Owner

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.

Areas served 

Benicia

Contact information

Simply Perfect Gardens
707-747-9463
www.simplyperfectgardens.com

Studio 1515 Landscape Architects

Susan Heiken, PLA CASp & Rachel Brinkerhoff, PLA BFQP
Landscape Architects

Sustainable services offered:

  • Landscape and garden design specializing in native, drought tolerant and edible plants
  • Incorporates MWELO and stormwater management and treatment into all designs
  • Focus on creating sustainable landscapes requiring fewer inputs
  • Fire-wise defensible space at the wildland-urban interface
  • Certified Access Specialist
  • Bay Friendly Qualified Professional

Studio 1515 provides beautiful and unique landscape environments. Their plans reflect clients’ visions and goals, meet or exceed sustainability criteria to protect our natural resources and can be built and function in the real world. Studio 1515 has experience in custom residential, hospitality, public projects including streetscapes, design guidelines, river restoration and MWELO and accessibility compliance.

Areas served 

Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa & Alameda counties

Contact information

707-252-6115
www.studio1515napa.com

info@studio1515napa.com

Peter Swenson

Peter Swenson

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!

Areas served

Benicia and Vallejo

Contact information

peterjswenson@gmail.com
925-378-9751

Water Service

Seth Wright, owner/irrigation efficiency specialist

Drip irrigation and consultation

Seth Wright has been gardening and landscaping for over 20 years. His start was in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. He moved to the SF Bay Area in 2003. Working as a landscape maintenance foreman he noticed how much water was being wasted in the California landscape. Seth quickly started his own landscaping company and over the years his focus has shifted to irrigation efficiency. Seth Wright is now owner of Water Service, an irrigation company that offers design, build and management. The goal at Water Service is water conservation through irrigation efficiency. Seth is QWEL certified and has a proven track record for saving water in the California landscape.

Areas served

Benicia and Vallejo

Contact information

info@waterservice-ca.com
510-830-8852

If you are a professional sustainable landscaper and interested in being listed among the local professionals here, contact Sustainable Landscaping Manager Nicole Newell at nicole@sustainablesolano.org

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