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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.
February will mark the beginning of Sustainable Solano’s first Listening Circle sessions in central Solano County. A Listening Circle is our approach to finding community-guided solutions to community issues/problems.
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.”
Learn more about Real Good Fish and the people behind it in this Q&A with Emily Hess of Member Services.
A look at the sustainability curriculum and hands-on demonstration food forest installation at St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School in Vallejo
This #GivingTuesday, support local nonprofits through #GiveLocalSolano
Sustainable Solano Program Managers Gabriela Estrada and Kassie Munro reflect on their experience and insight gained through a Permaculture Design Course.
Learn more about Eatwell Farm and the people behind it in this Q&A with owner Lorraine Walker.
Sustainable Solano has received a “Specialty Crop Block Program” grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. From farm-to-institution to public awareness, learn what that means for the county.
October’s Listening Sessions brought together the Solano Local Food System Alliance members, key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss how to foster a stronger local food system.
We see the role of Sustainable Solano in enacting and supporting connections through meaningful, tangible work in our communities.
Learn more about Riverdog Farm and the people behind it in this Q&A with CSA Manager Lola Quasebarth.
Food is Free Benicia takes the principle of caring for others by sharing surplus food and puts it into action.
Sustainable Solano is entering an exciting new phase this school year with our latest area of focus — workforce development — which is creating new opportunities for students and Benicia residents.
The Solano Local Food System Alliance held its first official meeting at the end of August to discuss how to foster a strong local food system within the county.
Learn more about Terra Firma Farm and the people behind it in this Q&A with CSA Manager Alicia Baddorf.
When there are ways we can support organizations with goals that complement ours toward building a just, equitable and sustainable environment, we are happy for the opportunity to do so. One such opportunity arose this summer.
Local Food Program Manager Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan discusses the importance of healthy food, local food and supporting a local food system on the SolanoFit podcast.
Learn about Lockewood Acres and the people behind it in this Q&A with farmer Ben Lyons.
Eatwell Farm owner Lorraine Walker offers perspective as a local farmer not only on what the film covers about the importance of soil and regenerative farming, but also what it doesn’t cover — and why that knowledge is important.
The transformation of Bogota, Colombia, offers insights on how opportunities for creating connection can generate new possibilities for local cities.
California’s EPA recently awarded Sustainable Solano an Environmental Justice grant that will help us create Listening Circles to identify challenges and move toward solutions by actively engaging the community.
We want to hear from residents in Rio Vista and Dixon interested in bringing demonstration food forest gardens to their communities.
Visit and learn more about local farms at Open Farm Days in Vacaville, July 27-28.
Here are some tips for ways you can support local farms.
Find ways to connect with local food through farms, stands, events and more.
Learn hands-on how to build a food forest garden while transforming a yard in Vallejo’s first Resilient Neighborhood.
My neighbors and I were incredibly touched to see how many people came out to help us install permaculture features in our yards.
Watch this video celebrating designer Kathleen Huffman’s work and mission.
Armijo High School students reflect on what they learned and their hopes for their school garden project through Solano Gardens.
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