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The Sustainable Solano Blog is the hub for all the latest information about our many projects and programs, as well as a snapshot of grassroots community transformation in action. You can find recent news articles on Sustainable Solano here.

If you would like to comment or get in touch with local sustainability and resilience makers and shakers profiled in our blogs, please email us at info@sustainablesolano.org

Join Us in Creating Our First Resilient Neighborhood in Vallejo!

Our first pilot Resilient Neighborhoods team has been selected, the design process is underway, and we are excited to begin scheduling our educational installation days on Saturdays May 25 through June 22. Find out more about how this program is expanding the scale and scope of our work!

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Partner Insight: The Value of Local Food

By Sustainable Solano Courtesy of Terra Firma Farm We wanted to share with you some recent musings from our partners over at Terra Firma Farm in Winters on the recent closing of S.F.-based Munchery and why these startups are not the solution our food system needs. As...

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Eco Farm 2019: Looking at the Future of Farming

At the end of January we spent a few intense days at the Eco Farm Conference, which is becoming our annual tradition. Away from the complexity of daily routines and a web of Sustainable Solano activities, we were able to focus exclusively on the emerging local food...

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Biodynamic Agriculture Symposium Reflection

With the Conference title of “Rediscovering the Heart in Agriculture” it was exciting and reassuring to see attendees from many different parts of the United States and even from other countries.

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Monthly Permaculture Talks and Tour in Fairfield

By: Susan Hiland (Daily Republic) [Daily Republic Full Article] Larry Lamoreux came out Saturday to see the sustainable garden at the former Mission Solano shelter. He is a member of the Sustainable Solano board and practices those principles at home in his backyard....

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The Shalom demonstration food forest installation wrapped up Saturday.  This was phase one of a larger goal to create a community garden in Vacaville.  The past few weeks have been incredible community events, but the devastation of the fires and shootings weigh heavy...

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SPICE UP YOUR LIFE AND STAY WELL THIS WINTER!

By Lyta Hamm, Solano County Herbalist and Wellness Educator With the days growing colder; the winter and cold and flu season is upon us. Practicing good self-care and incorporating herbs and spices in our diet can help keep our health and immunity strong; increasing...

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Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s Farm to Table Food Pilot

Between August 13th and September 18th, Cultivate Community Food Coop (CCFC) ran a Farm to Table food pilot to deliver locally grown produce and locally prepared cooked meals to our CCFC owners’ homes in the Benicia/Vallejo area.  The effort was a partnership between...

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Permaculture Convergence 2018

By: Nicole Newell, Sustainable Landscaping Program Manager Permaculture enthusiasts from all over the country and beyond gathered at the Solar Living Institute to attend three days of workshops, keynote speakers, panels, skill shares, ceremonies and so much more. ...

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The Narratives of Permaculture

By: Gabriela Estrada, Project Coordinator for Sustainable Solano As a new member of Sustainable Solano, I have had the pleasure of interacting with different members that play key roles in advancing a message of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share. While the...

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Upcoming Events

May
22
Wed
9:00 am Concord: Sustainable Enterprise ... @ Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus
Concord: Sustainable Enterprise ... @ Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Sustainable Enterprise Conference is Contra Costa’s annual gathering of business owners, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, educators and activists who are dedicated to the principles of Sustainability and One Planet Living. Speakers and panelists address critical issues, showcase[...]
May
25
Sat
9:00 am Vallejo: Resilient Neighborhoods... @ Register for Location
Vallejo: Resilient Neighborhoods... @ Register for Location
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for the Launch of Vallejo’s Resilient Neighborhoods project! For the first time, we will be working with a team of four homeowners to begin transforming their street into an environmentally and socially resilient[...]
10:00 am Fairfield Demonstration Food For... @ Register for Location
Fairfield Demonstration Food For... @ Register for Location
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sustainable Solano’s Sustainable Backyard Program introduces 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[...]
2:00 pm Fairfield: Walk the Talk Tours: ... @ Shelter Solano
Fairfield: Walk the Talk Tours: ... @ Shelter Solano
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn practical ways of applying permaculture principles in your garden and community. Join us every fourth Saturday of the month at Shelter Solano in Fairfield for educational and inspiring talks on various topics on sustainability[...]