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

Sep
22
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4:00 pm Bounty of the County – Presentat... @ Online/Zoom
Bounty of the County – Presentat... @ Online/Zoom
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet the farmers from Be Love Farm, Chef Joey Jaraba from Two60 Kitchen + Bar and winemakers from Suisun Valley Wine Co-op! This Bounty of the County presentation features a lively cooking demonstration by Chef[...]
Sep
23
Wed
all-day Visions of the Wild Film & Arts ... @ Online
Visions of the Wild Film & Arts ... @ Online
Sep 23 all-day
Visions of the Wild goes virtual In a world that’s gone topsy-turvy, the 7th Annual Visions of the Wild Film and Arts Festival is coming down to earth with a focus on the 38th parallel,[...]
5:00 pm Water Harvesting Design Principl... @ Online/Zoom
Water Harvesting Design Principl... @ Online/Zoom
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us September 23 for a live presentation on Water Harvesting Design Principles! Holistic watershed management is the critical guiding principle to any ecological design. Come learn the basics of water harvesting on a residential[...]
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[...]