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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

Jul
11
Sat
9:00 am Half Day Canning Workshop @ The Barn and Pantry
Half Day Canning Workshop @ The Barn and Pantry
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come learn the basics of preservation! Can, pickle, ferment and jam! If Covid has taught us anything, it’s that commercial food systems can be unsustainable and basic homesteading knowledge is important. The Barn and Pantry[...]
11:00 am Virtual Sustainable Gardening 101 @ Online
Virtual Sustainable Gardening 101 @ Online
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn how easy and fun gardening can be!! Lori Caldwell, owner of CompostGal Consulting, will teach you the basics of becoming a successful first- time gardener. Topics will include: deciphering the terminology, plants 101, healthy[...]
Jul
13
Mon
6:00 pm Personal Permaculture: Vital Lif... @ Online/Zoom
Personal Permaculture: Vital Lif... @ Online/Zoom
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Personal Permaculture: Vital Life Skills to Support and Restore the Resource of Self Join us July 13 for a live presentation on Personal Permaculture/Ecology with Anne Freiwald. What is Personal Permaculture/ Ecology? We will explore[...]
Jul
15
Wed
5:30 pm Fruit Jam and Jelly Making @ The Barn and Pantry
Fruit Jam and Jelly Making @ The Barn and Pantry
Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn the difference between Jam and Jelly, take home a jar of each made with two different seasonal fruits! If Covid has taught us anything, it’s that commercial food systems can be unsustainable and basic[...]