Sustainable Solano is expanding its Sustainable Backyards program, which creates waterwise, edible food forest gardens, to Dixon. We welcome coverage of this program and what it will bring to Dixon.

In September, Sustainable Solano is inviting those interested in the program and community members to join us for two informational workshops:


Building Sustainable Yards in Dixon

6 – 7 pm, September 19
The Barn & Pantry
125 West A St., Dixon

Are you a Dixon homeowner interested in transforming your yard into a thriving,
edible ecosystem fed by secondary water? Or do you manage a public site that could
benefit from sustainable landscaping for the greater community? We are looking for
a site to install a demonstration food forest in the spring of 2020 that will serve as
an educational resource for local residents to learn about sustainable landscaping
and wise water use through an annual public tour. Come learn about Sustainable
Solano’s Dixon Sustainable Backyard Program at this informative talk about building
a sustainable yard!

For more information and to register for this FREE event, visit
Direct link here:


Sustainable Landscaping Class in Dixon

6 – 7 pm, September 26
The Barn & Pantry
125 West A St., Dixon

Learn about sustainable landscaping: beautiful, productive, life-supporting
ecosystems featuring trees and a variety of perennials fed by “secondary water”
(greywater and rainwater). Davis-based lead designer/engineer of Whole System
Designs, Derek Downey, will explore how to make a sustainable yard a reality. This
class is for homeowners interested in replacing their lawns or who would like to
make their current yards resource-wise, but open to anyone interested in
sustainable landscaping techniques.

For more information and to register for this FREE event, visit
Direct link here:


The Solano Sustainable Backyards program is made possible through the generous support of the Solano County Water Agency.

For more information on the program, contact Sustainable Landscaping Program Manager Nicole Newell at

For interviews or photos, contact Communications Manager Allison Nagel at


About Sustainable Solano
Sustainable Solano is a countywide nonprofit organization that is dedicated to “Nurturing Initiatives for the Good of the Whole.” The organization, now in its second decade, brings together programs that support and sustain one another and the Solano County community. Initiatives include sustainable landscaping, local food, resilient neighborhoods, sustaining conversations and community gardens.
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