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Permaculture Design Certificate Course Coming to Benicia

By Allison Nagel, Workforce Development Program ManagerPermaculture education is a key part of Sustainable Solano’s mission, and that means not only educating the public through our hands-on workshops and online talks, but also offering ways for professionals to grow...

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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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Bioneers Experience Both Personal and Profound

Bioneers Experience Both Personal and Profound

Attending Bioneers was an intense experience, yet a very interesting one. The conference offered a space to learn from each other — from seeing art inspired by the environmental movements we are a part of to connecting with like-minded individuals from all over the country and the world.

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On Garden Parties

On Garden Parties

Food Forest Keeper Nam writes about the friendships made in the garden and how, “The belief that through earth care, human care, and fair share, we can sustain and fill each other up.”

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Upcoming Events

Sep
29
Tue
4:00 pm Bounty of the County Presentation 5 @ Online/Zoom
Bounty of the County Presentation 5 @ Online/Zoom
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join Chef Wyatt Brege of The Barn & Pantry in Dixon for a farm-to-table cooking demonstration using fresh, organic produce from Eatwell Farm! Hear about Eatwell Farm’s sustainable farming practices to raise a diverse array[...]
Oct
3
Sat
all-day Online Fall Native Plant Sale Be... @ Online
Online Fall Native Plant Sale Be... @ Online
Oct 3 all-day
The Willis Jepson Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is having its fall native plant sale online, with pickup locations in Benicia and Fairfield. On October 3 at 8 AM, check the website http://www.jepson.cnps.org[...]
10:00 am Kids in the Garden at Avant Garden @ Avant Garden
Kids in the Garden at Avant Garden @ Avant Garden
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plant a fall/winter garden and other fun activities! Kids in the Garden events are for kids ages 8-12 (kids under 8 may attend but must be accompanied by an adult over 18). Attendance is limited[...]
11:00 am Permaculture 101: Patterns & Pri... @ Online/Zoom
Permaculture 101: Patterns & Pri... @ Online/Zoom
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join us October 3 for a live presentation on Permaculture! Are you looking for a solutions-based lens for understanding “now” and envisioning what comes next? Permaculture patterns and principles offer tools for making the invisible[...]