Our Story

Since 1999, Benicia Community Gardens (BCG), largely an all-volunteer organization, has worked relentlessly to bring local sustainable food to Benicia. Over the years, BCG’s reach expanded from a single community garden at a local church to two community gardens, a community orchard, seven permaculture demonstration food forests, Community Supported Agriculture partnerships, a “Land Caretakers” sustainable landscaping education program, a food donation Share Plot, and a beloved monthly “What’s for Dinner?” educational cooking potluck series.

As the programs expanded beyond Benicia, it became clear that the organization had outgrown the name “Benicia Community Gardens”. In May 2016, after serious reflection and long deliberation, the BCG Board made the decision to rename the organization to “Sustainable Solano” – a name that better reflects our organization’s broadening scope, mission and vision.

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Upcoming Events

Mar
30
Mon
2:00 pm POSTPONED: Bounty of the County ... @ Solano County Fairgrounds
POSTPONED: Bounty of the County ... @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE This will be the first planning meeting for farmers; food, beer and wine producers; independent restaurants; and vendors interested in participating in the Bounty of the County[...]
Apr
2
Thu
all-day Solano County Water Awareness Vi...
Solano County Water Awareness Vi...
Apr 2 all-day
Solano County Water Awareness Video Contest
The Solano County Water Agency has launched its 2020 video contest, open to middle and high school students in the county. This year’s challenge is to create “H2O Tunes” videos featuring water efficiency tips put[...]
Apr
4
Sat
10:00 am CANCELED: Dixon: Demonstration F... @ Register for Location
CANCELED: Dixon: Demonstration F... @ Register for Location
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
CANCELED: Dixon: Demonstration Food Forest Garden Workshop: Understory and Drip @ Register for Location
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED This public, hands-on installation workshop series will create “Pollinators Paradise,” a demonstration food forest garden in Dixon, creating an opportunity to learn about rainwater capture and how to plant and[...]
11:00 am CANCELED: Fairfield: Farm-to-Tab... @ The Lazy Barn
CANCELED: Fairfield: Farm-to-Tab... @ The Lazy Barn
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Spring is in the air … .and asparagus is in the ground. But not for long! Join Sustainable Solano’s Local Food Program Manager and chef Stephanie Oelsligle Jordan for a[...]