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Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope

The weekend of Dec. 19 was just past the four month mark from the LNU Lightning Complex Fire that ripped through Vacaville’s rural area. Instead of looking at the destruction and blackened hills with a feeling of loss and overwhelming grief, the weekend offered the first glimmers of hope.

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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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Upcoming Events

Jan
19
Tue
12:00 pm Prenatal Yoga Class @ Online/Zoom
Prenatal Yoga Class @ Online/Zoom
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Solano County Black Infant Health Program is hosting a free Prenatal Yoga Class lead by Elika Aird, a certified Perinatal Yoga Instructor, Birth Educator, and Doula. In this class, the focus will be on mindfulness/meditation[...]
5:30 pm Evolve Through Crisis @ Online/Zoom
Evolve Through Crisis @ Online/Zoom
Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Evolve Through Crisis: Practical tools for surviving and thriving in rapidly changing times As climate chaos, political upheaval and global pandemics create societal upheaval, we have a collective opportunity to examine what about our current[...]
Jan
21
Thu
all-day Financial Education Webinars @ Online
Financial Education Webinars @ Online
Jan 21 all-day
January is Financial Wellness month, and Travis Credit Union has all the tools necessary to help those who are looking to reassess and reboot their relationship with money at the start of the New Year and the beginning of tax-filing[...]
9:00 am Acorn Planting @ Lake Harmon Open Space
Acorn Planting @ Lake Harmon Open Space
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Benicia Tree Foundation will host an acorn-planting event at Lake Harmon Open Space on Jan. 21. Learn more and register here!