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Perennial Edible Gardening

Perennial Edible Gardening

CompostGal’s Lori Caldwell answers more of your gardening questions — this time about growing perennial edible plants from artichokes to fig trees!

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More Sustainable Landscaping Education Programs Planned for Benicia

More Sustainable Landscaping Education Programs Planned for Benicia

As we plan for an exciting slate of programs based in Benicia for 2021, we want your insight on what sort of workshops we should hold in the city – what is most interesting to potential participants as well as property owners. These workshops will help to strengthen and expand the programs we piloted in Benicia at the beginning of this year.

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The Power of Cultivating Vital Life Skills

The Power of Cultivating Vital Life Skills

Anne Freiwald’s talk was on how to restore the resource of self by cultivating vital life skills. These vital life skills are familiar, but what was intriguing was how Anne provided examples of parallels relating to nature and our bodies.

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Backyard Chickens 101

Backyard Chickens 101

Tyler Snortum-Phelps, who has been keeping chickens for more than 20 years, answers more questions about backyard chickens.

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Fostering Food Security Through Collaboration

Fostering Food Security Through Collaboration

Sustainable Solano has been in conversation with organizations that are taking the initiative to move food from farms and gardens onto the plates of county residents. These organizations are seeking ways to collaborate toward supplying more people with the good food they need.

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Creating Change During a Crisis

Creating Change During a Crisis

When there is a crisis, it often can reveal underlying flaws in the existing system as well as opportunities for change. The current economic crises brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic also opens the dialogue for how to shift our economy in a way that works for more people.

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What Would Love Do?

What Would Love Do?

Program Manager Nicole Newell shares her insights from participating in a Heart Based Leadership workshop.

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Upcoming Events

Dec
1
Tue
8:30 am Model Water Efficient Landscape ...
Model Water Efficient Landscape ...
Dec 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
This all-day, free virtual workshop given by PG&E and ReScape California has been held once a year for the past four years, and is a treasure trove of valuable information and hands-on interactive exercises that[...]
Dec
3
Thu
3:00 pm All We Can Save: Truth, Courage,... @ Online
All We Can Save: Truth, Courage,... @ Online
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the nationally-syndicated public radio show Living on Earth (from PRX) and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston for a virtual conversation with contributors of ALL WE CAN SAVE, a new anthology featuring expertise[...]
Dec
4
Fri
4:00 pm Kiss the Ground Film & Regenerat... @ Online/Zoom
Kiss the Ground Film & Regenerat... @ Online/Zoom
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for a discussion of the film, regenerative agriculture and actions you can take! Sustainable Solano is hosting a conversation around “Kiss the Ground,” the new film on how healthy soil could be the[...]
Dec
5
Sat
11:00 am Introduction to No-Till Gardenin... @ Be Love Farm
Introduction to No-Till Gardenin... @ Be Love Farm
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
An introductory class for a no-till garden at Be Love Farm in Vacaville. You will learn some skills for gardening and be able to use them in your backyard garden next spring. Learn more and[...]